The Mummy Creature From The Black Lagoon

  |  Buy to Own: 18/10/2004
  |  149 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of vintage horror. In 'The Mummy' (1932), the members of an archaeological expedition discover a sarcophagus in an unmarked grave during a dig in 1921. It in fact contains the mummy of priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff), who was buried alive 3,700 years ago as a punishment for attempting to bring a vestal virgin he loved back to life. Returned to life, Tep adopts the garb of a modern Egyptian and goes in search of his former love, echoes of whose physical form he finds in expedition member Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann). In 'Creature From the Black Lagoon' (1954), an expedition exploring the Amazon River discover a 'Gill Man': half man and half amphibian. Thought by the team to be the missing link in human evolution, the creature is captured and kept under observation. While in captivity it falls in love with the chief scientist's (Richard Carlson) female assistant (Julie Adams), and kidnaps her before making its escape.