Sunday, April 10, 2016
THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940)
I always found the original 1932 MUMMY movie to be pretty dull so I never bothered watching any of the other movies in this series(Except for the Abbott & Costello one). Coming across a cheap VHS of this I figured I would give it a shot. Surprisingly I found this chapter in the mummy saga(technically not a sequel) to be a lot more entertaining. The main thing is, unlike the original, there's actually a mummy-monster who wreaks havoc and has some action scenes. Mostly choking people out and stumbling about but hey that still counts as action. Also they threw in a couple of comic-relief characters as our main protagonists which act as a sorta prototype Abbott & Costello(though not as funny or slapsticky). Of course there is no Boris Karloff and in his place is George Zucco who is no Karloff but still alright and hateable as the evil Egyptian priest. While I still don't think The Mummy himself is all that great of a monster at least this was a passable time-waster and not as dull as I had dreaded.
The folloeing movies in this series are:
THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942)
THE MUMMY'S GHOST (1944)
THE MUMMY'S CURSE (1944)
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY (1955)