The success of Dracula saw Lee and Cushing quickly reteamed for Hammer’s take on the Mummy myth. Once again director Fisher expertly piles on atmosphere and excitement, as the supernaturally strong Ancient Egyptian Kharis (Lee) erupts nightmarishly from the shadowy swamp to violate the well-ordered world of enfeebled archaeologist Banning – impeccably portrayed by Cushing. Devoid of dialogue, Lee’s chillingly expressive eyes tell a tale of torment, as he wreaks violent vengeance on those who desecrated the resting place of his long lost love.
UK/USA, 1959, 1 hour 28 minutes
Enjoy our Gothic season double bill – £8 for both Dracula and The Mummy. Why not grab a ‘bite’ to eat in the Café Bar + a Bloody Mummy cocktail?
Just pop by the Café Bar before 5.45pm to pre-order your terrible treats and then feast on them between films.
StarringPeter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux