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The Mummy (1959): Banning (Cushing) Ridicules Egyptian Religion

I recently ordered a few items for Christmas from my Amazon.com wishlist which included a DVD of Hammer’s The Mummy (1959). My completed order included a free video on demand rental for the film, I suppose to hold me over until my DVD arrives. I hadn’t seen this film since I was a teenager, and […]

The Mummy (1932): Zita Johann and the Esoteric Tradition

A recent visit to my local library to peruse the shelves for horror and science fiction DVDs revealed a few treasures the other day, including a copy of The Mummy (1932) Special Edition. This is part of the Universal Legacy Series that I have yet to add to my collection. This 2-disc set includes bonus […]

Jasmine Day Interview – The Mummy’s Curse: Mummymania in the English-Speaking World

One of my personal areas of interest and research which provides one of the emphases of this blog is the growing academic literature on horror, science fiction, and fantasy. A while back I was reading through the bibliographical material for one such work and I came across a volume that caught my attention because it […]

Forthcoming Interviews on Neglected Aspects of Horror

My research and exploration of the fantastic over the last few months has unearthed some interested gems that touch on neglected aspects of horror. These include the book The Mummy’s Curse: Mummymania in the English-Speaking World(Routledge, 2006) by Jasmine Day, a lecturer in Egyptology. Of the various monster archetypes the mummy is one of the most […]

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