Long before the Stephen Summer's 1999 film The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz there was the 1932 film directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff as a reanimated mummy stalking a woman believed to be his past love interest... reincarnated. The film was inspired by the Curse of the Pharaohs and the 1922 archaeological discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb led by Howard Carter. This expedition brought about the modern era of Egyptology as well as Egypt inspired horror.
Although images of Karloff wrapped in bandages have become iconic in the actual film he only appears in this make-up for only a few minutes.
Five years after a wealthy man supposedly commits suicide his estate is overrun by ghoulish individuals. This is the synopsis of the 1927 silent film Lodon After Midnight directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney and is one of the most sought after of lost films. The last known copy of the film was destroyed in an MGM vault fire in 1967. Since then reconstructed versions of the film using still photographs have surfaced but the original film in its entirety may be lost forever.
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