Tuesday, November 1, 2011
October 29th: The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
In the year 2000 B.C., reigning Pharaoh Men-Ta (Bruno Barnabe) rejoices the birth of his first son, Kah-To-Bey (Toolsie Persaud), unaware that his younger brother Amen-Ta, losing his right to the throne with Kah-To-Bey's birth, plots to kill his brother and nephew. Though Amen-Ta successfully overthrows Men-Ta, Kah-To-Bey is taken to safety by his loyal manservant Prem (Dickie Owen), only to die in the desert shortly afterwards.
In that wonderfully gothic world of Hammer Horror, there are two general classes of films; the films from the mid '50s to the mid '60s and the films from the late '60s to the mid '70s. In the first class, you find such greats as The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Brides of Dracula, The Mummy, and The Phantom of The Opera. These films were gorgeous productions; with stellar visuals, iconic performances and bloodletting deemed highly controversial at the time, it's no wonder Hammer became the new House of Horrors.
Next Up: October 30th: Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971)