Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1932 - THE MUMMY, accept no substitute

The Mummy movie.  This film featured the original production team from Todd Browning's version of Dracula.  This is a much superior film to that one, because of the involvement of Karl Freund the cinematographer of Dracula.

Freund was hired as the director on The Mummy.  He had been a noted cinematographer working on Lang's Metropolis and The Last Laugh.  Freund brought plenty of atmosphere using lighting effects and editing.  This film has a slow but creepy place.

Credit for the film should also go Universal's famous makeup artist Jack Pierce who created the rotting bandage makeup that Boris Karloff wore during the flashback and early scenes in the film.

A superior 30's horror film.

73 minutes.

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