Get Wrapped Up in These Secrets of ‘The Mummy’ Series
Bram Stoker is famous as the creator of Dracula in his 1897 novel. But did you know that Stoker also wrote a novel that became the basis for a movie about the Mummy? It’s true; Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars, became the basis for the 1971 Hammer horror movie Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb. That’s just one of the spookily scarifying facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
The Hammer Mummys is just one of several similar franchises that have taken place over the years. Boris Karloff played the title character in the original Universal monster movie, wearing a makeup process that took eight hours to apply. More recently Brendan Fraser battled the undead in three Universal movies that co-starred Rachel Weisz and Maria Bello. Next up, the Mummy will tangle with Tom Cruise, in the first movie in Universal’s new “Dark Universe” of interconnected horror movies.
You Think You Know Movies? is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but this time we’ve got a pyramid scheme to bring you some Mummy trivia (sorry). Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next!