We continue our celebration of the Universal Pictures monster movie films by looking at the classic The Mummy, which was released in 1932 and starred Boris Karloff. In many ways I found this to be the most hauntingly filmed of the classic monster movies. Perhaps this was due to the director Karl Freund, who was in his directorial debut for this film. He is probably best known as Universal’s top cameraman and the person who set up some of the great shots for the gamut of Universal pictures in the 1930s. His use of shadings in the black and white era added an aura of mystery that is not present in today’s films. This movie is probably the best visual feast of all the classic Universal Picture horror films.
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