Mummy dearest

"Beware the beat of the cloth-wrapped feet!" read the tagline of The Mummy's Shroud, a Hammer horror film from the late 60s. But by that time, fresher horrors had gripped the imaginations of cinemagoers, and the Mummy, a monster-movie staple since the early 30s, was sent packing to his sarcophagus. It was not until last summer, with the wildly popular success of the exuberantly lowbrow The Mummy, that the creature was properly revived on the big screen.

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