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.
Download or listen to Episode 10 The Mummy now: