There's this hilarious comedy routine about how the lamest victims in horror films were the people killed by the Mummy. How could this stinky monster creep up on a potential victim? Who couldn't flee from a slow decaying corpse wrapped in Ace Bandages? The line at the DMV moved faster than the Egyptian nightmare. How can you be caught by a monster that could trip over his gauze wrappings? Luckily the original version of The Mummy
figured out a way to create a sinister atmosphere instead of relying on comic monster chases that dominated Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.
This horror film is about the extremes a man endures for the chance at eternal love. The Mummy isn't about sucking blood, stealing brains and eating gypsies. He craves a little romance. »»