The Mummy (1932)

Mike Matei / October 1st, 2013


  • CodingGenesis

    October 1, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Great video. Looking forward to the rest of this year’s Monster Madness.

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:25 am

    YES! I knew you would do the Mummy movies! I can’t wait for the Alien series! Also, I appreciate the longer reviews! Looking forward to the rest of the month James!!!

    • RX_79

      October 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Wonder y James wanted to review the first Mummy movie? I thought he had already reviewed it. Way back in the first Monster Madness?

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Great, as usual, James! I know it might be a longshot, but considering that you already did Godzillathon, and considering there were only 7 original Showa era films, I’m really holding out hope that you cover Gamera as part of this Sequel-A-Thon.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Entrenaturaleza

    October 1, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I enjoy so much Monster Madness

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:57 am


    Ahem. I mean, jolly good show, James. Keep up the good work.

    • October 1, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Wasn’t the Mummy franchise with Brendan Fraiser originate with the reboot of the 1932 Mummy film? The main villain is Imhotep in both films, and the plot in both films revolves around resurrecting his reincarnated lover?

      So, technically yes, there was no sequel to this film. However, there was a reboot/remake that spawned two of it’s own sequels and was a sleeper hit.

      • October 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        Yeah I am actually surprised that James didn’t point out the connection between those two films since the story plots are so similar. Or he may have missed the fact that it was a reboot.

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I guess remakes aren’t sequels but the 1999 “The Mummy” movie was also about Imhotep.

  • October 1, 2013 at 7:04 am

    So The Mummy (1999) was based of of this movie. I didn’t know that.

    • MorePAIN

      October 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      This is awesome! THANKS JAMES! My favorite thing about October! Everyday is Christmas!

  • BrandeX

    October 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Fascinating explanation about why acting used to be so atrocious. Apparently here in China they just stopped making silent films! Hopefully in another 40 years here, they too will stop with the moronic over-acting which is the industry norm and is apparently everyone’s idea of “doing a good job”.

  • October 1, 2013 at 7:22 am


  • FrZnScout

    October 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I finally watched a video within one hour of its release, Great job JAMES!!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 7:27 am

    i totally agree with you

  • Paul Stouffer

    October 1, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Great choice to start off this years monster madness. I have been watching monster madness since camp cult back when I was a sophomore in high school now i’m a freshman in college.

  • H-Man Ens

    October 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Man That Was Great! Can’t Wait For Tomorrow and the rest of Monster Madness This Year!

  • Crabjock

    October 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    You’re doing one of these every day? Wow. You just keep it up, and I’ll sleep for both of us, okay?

    • itscmillertime

      October 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

      He already made them all…

  • Valis77

    October 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

    what a good starter

  • batratspidercrab

    October 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Awesome video guys! Can’t wait for the rest of Monster Madness!

  • Rick

    October 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Happy October James and every for that matter ๐Ÿ™‚ this is always the highlight of my frickin’ year! Can’t wait for more!

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

    God damn I love Monster fuckin’ Madness!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Thank you again guys. I always complain that Halloween is not near as cool as when I was a kid (In Halloweens greatest decade the 80’s) and feel sad when it limps around, but Monster Madness is my favorite tradition that for 3-10 minutes a day makes it feel like REAL halloween again. Great video, know the rest will be awesome as well.

  • marcus angelo reyna infante

    October 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

    looking forward to the rest of the month

  • marcus angelo reyna infante

    October 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

    i can’t believe that is October again thank you James for this new tradition ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Misdemeanors

    October 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I waited a year for this, and I was not in any way disappointed! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into making MonsterMadness every year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    on the right TERMINATOR 2 ? HOROR?

  • BladeRunner

    October 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    nice one of my favorite Universal Monster movies, when I was a kid this was probably my favorite film. Can’t wait for the rest of the series, you rock James.

  • KisameH

    October 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Great episode! I LOVE this new formula, it’s nice to see James from time to time throughout the video rather than being focused solely on the film. Love the length too! I’d love for it to be a smidgen longer pushing 12-15 minutes but you’re a busy busy man! Looking forward to the rest of the month! -KisameH

  • luconator

    October 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    MONSTER MADNESS IS BACK! Great review, I very much appreciate the length of the video. Looking forward to the rest of the month. Thank You James !

  • J5

    October 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    let the games begins lol ((-;

  • Vivi

    October 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    James you really advanced in reviewing movies. I don’t know if you aware of it, but you mentioned things in theis movies, that i (and a lot of other people) wasn’t aware of.
    I watched this movie and it was good, but i didn’t thought about like Karloffs profile and the camera perspective etc etc.

    We can see that you’re truly a movie maker, a movie fanatic, that movies maybe be the most important to you (besides your family). You spent a lot of time to show us the details, i guess the next movie reviews is going the same way. It’s far more advanced then your previously reviews.

  • October 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed The Mummy is almost the same movie as Dracula haha

  • October 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    every time i here Boris Karloff’s voice i always think of the How the Grinch Stole Christmas that he did the narration of.

  • October 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    oh and great to be here for another Monster Madness.. keep up the great work James

  • Rolands Abrught

    October 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    yeaa longer reviews! thats good man! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ramo10

    October 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Yay for more Monster Madness! ๐Ÿ˜€ Its why October is my favorite time of the year.

  • October 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    PLEASE do a review of The Monster Squad.

  • October 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Interesting trivia: Zita Johann was a spiritualist, and in preparation for her role in The Mummy, she performed sรฉances to communicate with ancient Egyptian princesses and goddesses to help her gain insight.

  • October 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    awesome episode James. I can’t wait to see more. since this episode premiered on the same night as the government shutdown, I can’t help but feel like someone should of wrapped our incompetent leaders in bandages. John McCain already is as old as a mummy. all joking aside, awesome choice for sequel-a-thon.

  • October 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    here’s a little bit of trivia: Ardeth Bay (who is the original mummy’s alter ego and the stand alone character in the remake films), is an anagram of the phrase “Death By Ra”. and while the city of the dead in remake was known as Hamunaptra, it’s actually a real ancient city found in India in the 1850’s that means “City Of The Dead Men”. so, in the remake, Indian mythology became Egyptian mythology.

    • October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      archaeologist’s found this lost civilization occupying an area greater than that of Pakistan. since raw materials were located in that area it was indicated that they may have had long-distance trades with Mesopotamia. while there is still no evidence to prove how this lost civilization became extinct, it is clear that this ancient civilization ended between 1900 & 1700 BC. The Mummy remakes have been a very good source for lost civilizations and lost ancient figures since King Scorpion was also a lost mythology that was being rediscovered many years ago.

  • October 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I wonder if he’ll talk about, even if just briefly, the Brenden Fraiser remake of The Mummy.

    • October 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      one can only hope at this point. I think he might. there’s no reason not to at this point. personally, the 1999 remake is still one of the best universal horror remakes out there. and while the first sequel isn’t on the same page, it’s still entertaining. I tend to see The Mummy 1999 as a good remake since it does have likable characters from believable actors, and it’s entertaining enough to not take it too seriously. plus, they could of easily screwed it up like most remakes tend to do now a days.

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  • richard

    October 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Monster Madness BABY!!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    now it feels like october

  • Fredster

    October 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Great as always! And I like how you took the time to go a little more in-depth even with all the other stuff you got on your plate.

  • flukesy

    October 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    What’s with the poor video quality?

  • October 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Great video James. I always like watching these old movie reviews, that I’ve never heard of, because they are so entertaining but also very informative, like a history lesson. Looking forward to the next video.

  • October 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Oh man, what awesome timing. I JUST finished watching all the Mummy movies, thanks to the Legacy Collection set. Great choice!

  • Tyler Powell

    October 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    A video every day of this month? and this is what you come out the gate with? You have me pumped to see all the 30 other videos!

  • Gordon McKay

    October 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Fantastic stuff – love monster madness!

  • Matt Rubio

    October 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Happy Monster Madness everyone!!

  • RMBowie

    October 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Mother Fucking Mummy

  • October 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Great vid to start thing up! Can’t wait to see what u got for us for the rest of the month ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JBC1497

    October 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    awesome stuff james only 30 more to go

  • October 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    This year, my goal is to watch all of the movies! I think last year I was only able to catch The Stuff and Galaxy of Terror.

    Watching The Mummy right now ๐Ÿ˜€

  • October 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Awesome!! I love this time of year!! THANKS JAMES! Have a great Monster Madness Month! (BTW, did you see American Screams? That Doc about homegrown
    haunted houses in Massachusetts?)

  • Iron65

    October 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Lucky we are!!! it’s on netflix ๐Ÿ˜‰ so I’m watching it for this weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I’m so glad i have an Universal Studios channel on TV, only thing that makes that box useful outside of videogames.
    3 months ago they made this the feature for the evening, i couldn’t imagine it was so short, it was perfect to watch but i wish was longer. Oh well..

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I love the 1999 remake better.

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Awesome video but can you please do the sleepaway camp movies?

  • Kellan Mackenzie

    October 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome review James. Looking forward to the rest of Monster Madness.

  • Aaron1375

    October 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Nice start to the month. Very informative and entertaining review as you manage to really do a good job with the classic horror films of yesteryear.

  • Quinn Goodlive

    October 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Excuse me James Rolfe for Sequeal-a-thon 2 could you do the Scream franchise?

  • Casey Keaton

    October 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Just wanted say, Thank you so much for doing this over the years. It’s really broadened my film library. While I’ve always watched the films you did for ‘Monster Madness’ this’ll be a 31 day marathon of horror films for me to lap up. I’ve probably already seen some of the stuff your gonna review this year but nonetheless this is the sole reason I look forward to October every year. I may have gotten too old to trick or treat but ‘Monster Madness’ will be with me forever!

  • Hayleys_Comet

    October 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    James, thank you for bringing back 31 Monster Madness videos! I am a big fan, and this is truly something I look forward to every single year. I am not a big gamer, but my brother got me into this site first. As much as I find you entertaining, you are very informative and Monster Madness always gets me ready for Halloween. Thanks for dedication to the fans. You don’t disappoint.

  • thomas chambers

    October 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Great video. I always look forward to your videos this time of the year. Thanks for all the hard work you do.

  • Kieran St James

    October 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Interesting! Certainly a far cry from the 1999 version.

    I love Monster Madness. This makes my Halloween.

  • mr.massacre

    October 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Man……James. You are one of my greatest role models. I have been checking out you’re work ever since the old nerd days but you are just so much more than that. I really enjoy and respect everything you do from your game and movie reviews also to just the type of person you are. In life you found what you love to do and pursued it and I just know it will make you a very successful and happy man, just have to say that I really respect that. For me and some of you’re fans who may have not chased they’re dreams in life well I think it just fine and dandy because we get to watch you do it. First hand as a matter of fact and for that I thank you and wish you the best man.

  • rpbaca

    October 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    These commentaries are fantastic! I feel like I’m learning about film the whole time I’m watching them, and I am excited about it. Thanks for all the effort!

  • erik37

    October 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Nice plain an simple nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Halloween bitches love it

  • Desslok

    October 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    They never did a direct sequel – but technically the Mummy remake had several.

    Of course the less said about the remake, the better. . . .

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    October 2, 2013 at 12:15 am

    A fantastic start. Can’t wait for more.

  • cees nemesis

    October 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

    It wont load!!!

  • Ian Noel Camilotes

    October 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

    For all who were wondering, and you’ve seen it based on people’s comments, yes the 1999 The Mummy was based on this Boris Karloff film. That’s one reason I had to give the remake a chance it was fun, but very different feel and look and everything compared to this original.

  • October 2, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Hell Yeah! Monster Madness Premiere. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s episode. thanks James and Mike.

  • Chance Moody

    October 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

    ive been counting down the days for monster madness… makes october feel the way it should feel. thanks james.

  • October 2, 2013 at 3:13 am

    This video player sucks hard. It’s often more of a slideshow than a video. (Funny enough long (1:20) unskippable unmutable commercials runs smooth and nice)

  • John John

    October 2, 2013 at 6:50 am


  • John John

    October 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Ahh this posts under my first/last name and not my username. ok

  • TheKingdom

    October 2, 2013 at 6:53 am

    That’s better

  • duspan

    October 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

    In the part of this review where James was doing side by side comparison’s with Dracula, I couldn’t help but notice that in both films they used the same couch.

  • October 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I am so jealous of your video rental store mockup. I miss the chore of rewinding and returning VHS tapes.

  • Miguel Pedras

    October 3, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Now I wanna watch this movie!

  • penpan

    October 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    this movie is awesome. I love Boris Korloff and you always do such a good job of analyzing these horror films. Thank the season for Halloween and monster madness!

  • johnruggieri1428

    October 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Thanks James! I look forward to Monster Madness every year!!

  • October 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    James, do you keep porn behind the curtain like in old video stores?

  • October 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

    why wont any video play on cinemassacre they just load forever and never start its realy anoying

  • October 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    i actually like the other mummy flicks better than the original

  • angel

    October 5, 2013 at 5:17 am


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  • nammm3

    October 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Wow, a 10 minute video segment for a Monster Madness series ^_^ Friggin sweet! Great review of this gem, i’m looking forward to the rest of the month’s movies!

  • Scorchstar123

    October 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Been waiting for this all year.

  • October 11, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Great video! James, you are extremely talented in making people intersted and immersed in your videos. I’m not into old movies at all, but it’s really fun to watch when you’re in it.

  • Matthew Sims

    October 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    None of the newer videos will play for me,it’s just suck on the white box with “loading video” on it.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Nice review, James. I didn’t expect Monster Madness from you every day this year, especially with a 10 minute long one to start it out! The Mummy is a very cool, movie, indeed. I liked hearing all the behind the scenes stuff on it. It’s very interesting that it never actually got a sequel, and is more or less an original story.

  • Bjungan

    October 22, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Great video! Enjoyed it while being at home and sick this rainy autumn day. Bjungan|Sweden

  • November 11, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I enjoyed the 2 part remake of this movie and the unnecessary sequel to it.

  • Sammy Schitz

    May 2, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I think one of the reasons early sound actors had a hard time not overreacting is because that’s precisely what they were trained to do for silent films: overact. You’d have to so you could convey emotion, which is hard to do without being able to make any sound.

  • fcabanski

    November 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    If you go insane from just seeing a mummy walk, you were already unstable. Insanity was always a moment away from you.

  • January 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I’m almost sure, they used the same music because, they didn’t have rights to any other music ‘cept the score. Or, maybe it was something dumb like it being unlicensed material.

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