Episode 10 The Mummy


Hello! And welcome to the tenth episode of Hammer House of Podcast, where Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Elementary) and Lizbeth Myles (Verity!) discuss, in order of UK release, every horror movie made by Hammer Film Productions between 1955 and 1976, from The Quatermass Xperiment to To the Devil… A Daughter.

In this month’s episode we encounter a mummy. Not the actual original mummy, but a rewrite of Universal’s original mummy in The Mummy (1959). Hammer have been freed from the shackles of legal worry, having reached an agreement with Universal that means they can now nick their plots and monster designs. Is this a good idea? No. Not really. The Mummy might have Peter Cushing as our dashing hero, and Christopher Lee as the monster, but it’s no Dracula, or Curse of Frankenstein. On the bright side, Christopher Lee wears gold nail polish, and if you have a short memory for plot, you’re in luck! This film will remind you again and again of what just happened.

Show Notes:

Letterboxd List of Hammer House of Podcast movies by Noah Soudrette

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One thought on “Episode 10 The Mummy

  1. Sam Riley

    Hello you two!

    Was listening to your podcast of The Mummy in the car on the way to work this morning and while it was a little harsh…I do understand where you two are coming from, it’s A frustrating Hammer film isn’t it? As all the ingredients are there to be brilliant.
    Whatever you do say about it, it’s better than 1964s Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, I’ve not seen it for awhile & I remember it being so dull, I think the problem with it i….Zzzzzzzz 🙂
    But hey maybe you guys can change my mind and look at it in a different way.

    Also I can’t wait to hear Lizbeth Strip down & tear into a (obviously a non Peter Cushing) film she doesn’t like!

    Take care guys



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