When I was a little girl, my mom worked late on most Saturday nights at her second job. I would wait up for her to come home while watching “Shock Theater” on Channel 8 in Richmond, Virginia. This was a late-night horror movie program featuring the host, Bowman Body, a vampire-like comedian. They often showed a mummy film and I first saw this movie on that program.
The next day, my sister and I played monsters, and I would pretend to be the Mummy, dragging my left foot dramatically as I lurched around, moaning and snarling like Boris Karloff.
I guess I was an odd little girl! But I still love horror movies and this is one of my favorites. You can rent it on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it.
From YouTube: “Boris Karloff’s legendary performance has become a landmark in the annals of screen history. As the mummy, Im-Ho-Tep, he is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a team of British archaeologists. It is revealed in a flashback that he was a high priest, embalmed alive for trying to revive the vestal virgin whom he loved, after she had been sacrificed. Alive again, he sets out to find his lost love. Today, over 50 years after The Mummy was first released, this brooding dream-like film remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.”