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617 Ratings

The Mummy

Directed by Karl Freund
United States, 1932
Drama, Fantasy, Horror


A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

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The Mummy Directed by Karl Freund

Critics reviews

Where DRACULA cultivates the roughness of its texture, shocking us with every camera position and cut, THE MUMMY is an enterprise of early talkie virtuosity, from the stunning awakening of the monster in his tomb after thousands of years to the mesmeric connection between him and his reincarnated paramour.
October 26, 2018
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The most meditative of classic frights is an unanswerable drift of obsession, laid out by Karl Freund as a fugue of stillness and movement, indelibly embodied by Karloff as a decrepit vessel pulled onward by a wandering spirit’s erotic torment.
October 03, 2016
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