Archive for December 22nd, 2012

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The mummy, the 80th anniversarry

the original 1932 poster

the original 1932 poster

December the 22nd, 1932 and a new face of horror hits the big screen. Universal Pictures releases one of its monster masterpieces with the release of “the Mummy” Boris Karloff plays Imhotep, a mummified Egyptian who is accidentally resurrected in the early 1930’s by a group of archeologists. Imhotep reaps terror as he tries to resurrect his lost queen through the body of┬áHelen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), a woman bearing a striking resemblance to the Princess. Death and unspeakable terror follow the unsuspecting humans as the Mummy attempts to raise the dead!!! The 30’s were the golden years for Universal Studios and the monsters that the studio created. Dracula, Frankenstein, and of coarse The Mummy. I love all of these films and especially anything that stars Boris Karloff. This is one creepy story and is masterfully played by the films incredible cast. The Makeup department really achieved it’s highest honors of the time with the work they did with Karloff. Tons of fun with this one. Happy 80th to Universal’s “The Mummy”.

Kaloff and Johann

Kaloff and Johann

Karloff in his mummy get up

Karloff in his mummy get up

A gorgeous close up

A gorgeous close up

the resurrected Karloff

the resurrected Karloff

More of Karloff and Johann

More of Karloff and Johann

Zita Johann

Zita Johann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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