Mumie / The Mummy

The 1932 movie The Mummy directed by Karl Freund became the archetype for other works on mummies revived. Its direct successor is the 1999 remake which adapts the storyline from a mysterious horror-drama towards action comedy. The original is colored with 1930s enchantment with ancient Egypt and great archeological discoveries. In The Mummy, there are a myriad of direct allusions to old Egyptian culture, religion, and magic as with the high priest’s name Imhotep or the curse protecting the eternal peace of kings that dwell in the tombs.