The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

Country:  UK

Director: Terence Fisher

Main Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux

Storyline:  The tomb of Princess Ananka has been invaded and since a mummy is stalking the ones involved.

mv5boty3nji3nzk0of5bml5banbnxkftztgwmta4ntq2mze__v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Review (Spoils):  A bunch of archaeologists discover a hidden untouched tomb (not sure how they could of missed yet) of the late Princess Ananka (Yvonne Furneaux). When they enter the tomb they get cursed by an Egyptian local and her lost high priest (Christopher Lee) who is now a mummy comes back to life to haunt and terrorize those people that entered the tomb.  3 years later the relics of the tomb get transferred to England and so does the mummy and he continues his terror upon the ones that despoiled the ancient tomb.

This film is messed up in storyline, we start with what is happening in Egypt, then scroll over to England and then have 20min of a flash back before the time in Egypt and then once again thrown into the present. Peter Cushing is playing the part of the son even though he is 100 years old. Christopher Lee plays the high priest and the mummy which is not bad. The make-up is actually well done and I like the way the monster moves but the plot and story is pretty weak.

Rating: I usually enjoy a good Hammer Horror film but this one seemed weak. Christopher Lee was good as the monster but the rest of cast did not cut it for me. Even Yvonne Furneaux seemed lacking for a Hammer film which normally the leading ladies are all over the script. It just felt to setup and forced to be entertaining.

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3/10 Beers!


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