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The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland


Released in 1932, The Mummy moved Universal horror away from the Gothic Europe of Dracula and Frankenstein and into a land of deserts, pyramids, and long-lost tombs. In doing so, the film continued a tradition of horror fiction that is almost as old as the Western pursuit of Egyptology, as numerous European and American authors from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had portrayed Egypt as a place of mystery and magic. This book examines the roots of The Mummy. It shows how the film shares many of its motifs with the work of writers such as Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, and H. Rid ... More

Keywords: Universal horror, horror fiction, Egypt, living mummies, immortal sorcerers, Egyptian mysticism, curse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325956
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doris V. Sutherland, author