Part of the Son of Shock package of 20 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original Shock Theater release of 52 features one year earlier. See more »
Although this is typical of the era, it's still wrong: When Ananka rises out of the swamp, she goes into a pond to wash off the dried mud. Afterwards, her hair is perfectly coiffed and her face is completely made up: plucked and penciled eyebrows, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascaraed eyelashes and of course lipstick. See more »
For some reason, Mummies are being buried in the swamps of Louisiana. I don't know how people know this, but, sure enough, some excavation digs them up. And, once again, some idiot feels he has to brew those Tanna leaves. Mummies are interesting horror figures. The one quality they seem to have is that they only move at about a half a mile and hour, and yet people stop and let themselves be strangled. Lon Chaney, Jr. is the star here. I need to go back and see some of the other mummy movies after the first Karloff one. This is standard fare with very little new. But it does have that Louisiana atmosphere and it's certainly fun to see these things. Not great art, but no one said it would be.
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