The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) Movie Review

The Mummy’s Tomb – Movie Review 

Mummy's Tomb

Director: Harold Young

Writer: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Neil P Varnick (Screenplay)



Plot: The ancient Egypt Mummy, Kharis, is transported from his homeland with the high priest Mehemet to wreak vengeance on the family who has defiled the sacred tomb of his beloved Princess Ananka.  

Runtime: 1 Hour 1 Minute 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review 

Story: The Mummy’s Tomb starts when professor Banning (Foran) has returned from his trip in Egypt. There, he was involved in discovering the remains of Kharis (Chaney Jr), who has been kept alive by High Priest Mehemet (Bey). However, once Banning’s team disturb Kharis’ beloved Princess Ananka’s tomb, he gets unleashed to seek revenge.

Kharis is taken to America and stalks the Banning loved ones. He leaves a path of destruction as Stephen looks to find a way to solve the problem. Although Kharis won’t stop his rampage on anyone in the Banning family.  

Verdict on The Mummy’s Tomb

The Mummy’s Tomb is a vintage horror movie that dives into the idea of mummy’s curses. It follows the archaeologist that discovered the tomb being tracked down by a vengeful mummy. He must figure out how to stop the curse before his loved ones are killed.

This is a film that fits the era perfectly, the horrors of the curses from mummy tombs were real and real events caused a growth in fear. This gets to show the concept of the unexplained happening to those involved while keeping things a lot simpler with a vengeful mummy. We get era scares and creepier figures that I remember imagining from my early days of reading horror books. 

Final ThoughtsThe Mummy’s Tomb is creepy and keeps us feeling uncomfortable.

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