Poetic and beautifully filmed horror with a lot of atmosphere starring Boris Karloff in one of his iconic roles. The three minute flashback to Egypt is fantastic and brutal for it's time. The heroine oozes sex-appeal. They don't make horror this way anymore. Now everything is about the action, gore and sadism.
Se entiende que para estas alturas, lo que entonces dio miedo, hoy no es más que un referente lejano del género. Sin embargo, lo cierto es que el despertar de este monstruo es una escena tétrica. El brillo de uno de los oculares de la momia mientras que un personaje le da la espalda, eriza la piel. Por lo resto, me llama la curiosidad el origen de este antagónico. Al igual que los góticos literarios, fue un romántico
Classic Universal horror film may well be a little creaky some eight and a half decades later but its' iconic turn by Karloff will never grow old. Great cinematographer Karl Freund's debut as a director lacked the visual flourish he showed under other directors but had great atmosphere throughout. Those eyes!
Just an excellent horror and my fav of the Universal horrors, with Invisible Man right there at no 2. I flip flop on what is my fav, but having recently watched this one again, it has reclaimed the top spot. Karloff is excellent, the mummy makeup legendary and ahead of its time, and Freund brings his Expressionist ways to the film adding an even creepier undertone. No real weak spots here. Essential for horror fans
The other great Universal Monster-opus of the early '30's ... and also the weirdest, in a way. Karl Freund imbues the film with a strange dream-like quality! And the dude knew where to place a camera for maximum effect. I mean, look at the shot above of "Karloff the Uncanny!" I love Karloff's controlled movements in this film ... as if his decrepit body holds too much power to properly contain itself!
The Mummy is much better than I remember. Boris Karloff's performance (even through the makeup) was spectacular and Zita Johann was mesmerizing. While I wasn't nuts about how the flashback was presented, the set design and make-up were pretty great, even by today's standards. Not my favorite of the Universal Monsters but I'm starting to feel I didn't give this movie a fair shake.
Gotta love the immediacy of this film. It wastes no time framing the narrative with a great introduction to the villain. Wow at that make-up. Watch how slowly his eyes open, in a modern film it would be an immediate opening meant to be some jump-scare, but here it is an awakening. Karloff carries the rest of the film, and while owing a huge debt to Dracula it has also aged much better. Must be the embalming. ;)
A rare case where the remake serves the story in a better way. The opening scene is great but the rest is a little bit boring, except some great shots (that still). Like Whale's Frankenstein, another Karloff iconic part, the movie fails to bring thrills and fascination to the audience, as seen with our modern eyes, though we have to bear in mind that it's been made in 1932, in the first years of the talking cinema.