The Mummy (1959)

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The Mummy (1959)
Genre: Horror
Suspense
Thriller
Photography: Color
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Country: England
Release Date: September 25, 1959
Directed by: Terrence Fisher
Written by: Jimmy Sangster
Distributed by: Universal International
Starring: Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Eddie Bryne
Yvonne Furneaux
George Pastell
Previous film: N/A
Next film: Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
The Mummy's Shroude (1967)
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)


The Mummy is a 1959 horror, suspense, thriller film.  It was directed by Terrence Fisher, written by Jimmy Sangster, filmed by Jack Asher, musically composed by Franz Reizenstein, edited by Alfred Cox and James Needs, produced by Michael Carreras, Anthony Nelson Keys, and Hammer Film Productions, distributed by Universal International, and starred Yvonne Furneaux, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Eddie Byrne, and George Pastell.  It's a remake of both the 1931 classic called The Mummy and the 1942 classic The Mummy's Tomb.  It ended up getting three sequels, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964), The Mummy's Shroude (1967), and Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971).  

Why It Rocks

  1. Amazing performances by Peter Cushing as John Banning and Christopher Lee as Kharis, respectively.  
  2. The makeup and costume of Kharis looks effectively creepy.  
  3. Like always, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee have incredible chemistry together on screen.  
  4. The music, dialouge, set design, and the look of the Mummy himself all works together to create a creepy and forboding atmosphere throughout the majority of the film.  
  5. It concludes the trifecta of hammer film horror series, which includes Dracula and Frankenstein.  

Reception

The Mummy has a 100% critic rating and a 64% audiuence rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 3.3/5 on Letterboxd, and a 6.8/10 on the International Movie Database (IMDB).  

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