The Mummy Universal Studios movie- no, I’m not referring to the 1990s or 2010s movie versions. I’m talking about the original The Mummy movie starring Boris Karloff as the resurrected Egyptian Mummy.
After Universal Studios highly successful films Dracula and Frankenstein, both actors Bela Lugosi (Dracula) and Boris Karloff (the Frankenstein monster) were hot commodities.
Shortly after the Frankenstein movie Boris Karloff created another iconic movie monster with his premiere as The Mummy.
Karloff endured hours of painful makeup to portray the half-desiccated Mummy with its sunken cheeks, hollow eyes and with its entire body wrapped in rotting rags.
When The Mummy is discovered and it first opens its long dead eyes it still sends a chill down my spin.
The Mummy (Inhotep) figure comes in Sideshow Collectibles' signature flip lid box with Velcro secure button, clear plastic viewing panel and plastic cocoon holding the figure and accessories. A plastic strap holds The Mummy in pace.
The figure features a perfect miniature sculpt of The Mummy’s head with its shriveling flesh, sunken eyes and closed mummified lips.
The head is a gray/green and sits on the cloth bound Mummy body save for the hands and part of the feet.
The cloth looks old and decaying and several strands are loose around the leg and arm.
Included with The Mummy is a small sarcophagus decorated with hieroglyphics that includes a lid.
An ancient papyrus scroll is decorated with hieroglyphics representing the curse placed on The Mummy.
A black strap of cloth holds the scroll when rolled up and placed in the sarcophagus.
The Mummy by Sideshow captures the horrific image of the long dead Egyptian and the accessories are carefully sculpted to look as if they are engraved or written upon.
It’s a Universal Studios Monster classic.