Hammer Unwraps ( or Wraps!) Another Monster- "Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" Tonight

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Tonight on MeTV , while most of us are walking around with our faces wrapped in a mask, we’ve got a mummified menace who’s wrapped even more than that- who the characters in this film wish they could social distance from! For the second week in a row, we have a horror epic from the Hammer Studios- in which the legends of ancient Egypt  affect a greedy showman’s disregard for the traditional warnings attached to the sacred interment of Egyptian nobility- placing London under the “Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb”!

It’s 1900, and one Professor Dubois has brought a team of Egyptologists into the Egyptian desert to help evaluate a recently discovered mummy and its artifacts. John Bray, Sir Giles Dalrymple, and Dubois’ lovely daughter ( and fiancée of Bray) Annette  are part of the expedition- and find themselves under the thumb of the overbearing showman who is backing the effort- the boisterous Alexander King. His plans for the find , sadly, run opposite of the wishes of his party and the Egyptian government. A number of Egyptians have already taken action against the professor, feeling he is desecrating something holy by planning to put the mummy and its trappings on display in a touring show, rather than having them placed in a dignified exhibition in the homeland museum. King disregards any the talk of a curse upon anyone who tampers with the treasures or dares to open the mummy’s sarcophagus. He proclaims it all as nonsense- even after deaths occur before they even board their ship bound for England!

During the overseas journey, the party meets a wealthy patron of the arts, Adam Beauchamp, who appears to have great knowledge about ancient Egypt. Meanwhile, a despondent Sir Giles, aware that he will be banned from any further expeditions in Egypt after his failure to keep the treasures out of King’s hands, resorts to drowning his sorrows in alcohol. To add to an already tense situation, a mysterious gang of thieves tries to disrupt the journey!

Once back in London after this perilous trip, undeterred, King sets up his exhibition ( as visions of dollar signs dance in his head)! John and Annette find themselves taking advantage of Beauchamp’s hospitality and agree to stay in his mansion while preparations are made for the public unveiling of the mummy. In spite of the warning that anyone who witnesses the opening of the mummy’s sarcophagus will die, King does a rehearsal of his exhibit –in which he pries open the lid, revealing the wrapped remains of Ra-Antef, son of Rameses. Adam Beauchamp has regaled and entranced Annette with the backstory of Ra- how he was forced into exile by his jealous brother, about his  possession of a medallion that supposedly has the power to return the dead to life- and how the evil brother sent assassins to kill his sibling! Annette finds herself quite willingly falling under the spell of the charming Adam- of which her fiancé John certainly takes notice. Adam is also taking notice -of an unusual medallion that Annette’s father had given her. It is decided that Giles and John should work on deciphering the ancient script on the medallion to determine its purpose. ( Can we guess what that might be?)

Some mysterious attacks precede the big premiere night of King’s exhibition- where his dramatic build up to the opening of the mummy’s casket is shockingly ruined. This is only the beginning of his bad luck- as it appears the curse he was warned about is actually being fulfilled!

This 1964 Hammer film is in full color, just like last week’s movie- but it is different in that the two famous horror players- Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing- who starred in the Frankenstein film-are not among the cast. Also, unlike the Universal Mummy films, this mummy is not Im Ho Tep or Kharis, in search of his lost love. No tanna leaves are involved either! This film also is a stand alone with no connection to any of the other Hammer mummy films. Regardless, it is a visually stunning production in the Hammer tradition and- warning- also contains a few grisly moments. We’ll talk about the cast, introduce you to a new weight-loss method, ply you with some Egyptian-based jokes, and, serenade you with a song that’s far from “rap”- more like “wrap”! Plus- a fond memory- we bring back our interview with the wonderful artist who drew the Mad magazine Svengoolie satire! And must we endure Kerwyn doing a solo mail segment again?

“Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” commences tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central. If you need the information on time and channel in your area, please check your local listings or the information at As always, you can join the thousands of Sven fans who live-Tweet during the Saturday night show on Twitter, using the hashtag #svengoolie ! Viewers in the Chicago broadcast area can get “Hammered” again by the “Curse of Frankenstein” at 11 am on the U.

Wrap up the Sven August movie schedule with us tonight- but beware the curse!

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1MikeM 5 months ago
…..and dat was da Curse of da Mummy's Tomb...and dat's da name of dat tune.
The1Butler 5 months ago
Oh gee whiz ten till midnight
abc123 5 months ago
I know it is a little early, but looking for opinions. Any good?
Aceman2 abc123 5 months ago
Holy Cannoli. I think it’s very good
Jack abc123 5 months ago
Klaatu abc123 5 months ago
Nice! But if the text was changed to The Blab, it could be a movie about my wife’s friend who never shuts up. 😳
PatS abc123 5 months ago
VERY nice visual. But needs the BLOB theme music behind it -- or if that's "too much" music, just some nice sound-bites of dialogue?
Bill_K 5 months ago
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken episode of the Andy Griffith Show is on right now.....
Bill_K Bill_K 5 months ago
With "Ghost" Star Nestor Paiva as a moonshiner making people think the Rimshaw House is haunted so he can run his still in the basement.
SOBX Bill_K 5 months ago
With an axe instead of garden shears.
Geo 5 months ago
The Summer of MEtv is over after this weekend I suppose.
daDoctah Geo 5 months ago
Was checking the next couple of weeks of the cable guide, and it looks like Kolchak may be back.
Geo daDoctah 5 months ago
That's great, I remember Kolchak when I was younger. I would like to see it come back to MEtv.
scottieO daDoctah 5 months ago
Thanks for the info. Watching Kolchak again would be great.
Islander daDoctah 5 months ago
What time slot ? Please say 6pm.
Islander Islander 5 months ago
Thanks for the heads up daDoctah. I found it. Looks like 11pm in place of The Invaders. That makes me a happy camper.
MADave 5 months ago
Hi all just made it here in upstate New Hampshire safe and sound
Katink MADave 5 months ago
Glad you had a safe trip!
PatS MADave 5 months ago
Find a good occasion to wear your Sven shirt...
MADave PatS 5 months ago
Forgot to pack it
Catbat MADave 5 months ago
Have fun 😃!We will miss you but enjoy yourself. You know where to find us 🎈
MADave Catbat 5 months ago
Yep just a hop skip and jump away
gabste MADave 5 months ago
I love the White Mountains !
The1Butler 5 months ago
Pa that guy was shootin at us ! Aka Gunsmoke .
MADave 5 months ago
Afternoon group just dropping by to say I'm leaving soon enjoy the movie I'll be popping in every so often if I can have a great weekend
Oscar MADave 5 months ago
Have a good weekend MADave!
gabste MADave 5 months ago
Have good weekend MADave. Cheer it please !
The1Butler 5 months ago
I hope theres a lotta good jokes Saturday night, this movie will need all it can get ! I'm so Jelly.
DrClayton 5 months ago
Maybe Cheerwine Cherry Jell-0 shooters, lightly frozen?
gabste DrClayton 5 months ago
Oooooo sounds gooood
The1Butler DrClayton 5 months ago
Red wine and cheese😃
DrClayton 5 months ago
Have been humming "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Blob, Blob, Blobbin' Along" all morning!
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Jack gabste 5 months ago
Yessir, like "I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers”! Okay, that was a stinker… Actually 1926 seems to have an inordinate number of songs that have held up: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?” "Baby Face,” "Basin Street Blues,” "The Birth of the Blues,” "Blue Skies,” "Heebie Jeebies,” "Mountain Greenery,” "Muskrat Ramble,” "Someone to Watch Over Me,” and "That Black Snake Moan.” Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, and were all working at the time, and young Louis Armstrong was recording!
Lynn Jack 5 months ago
You do mention some goodies there, Jack!
PatS Jack 5 months ago
Don't forget 'Bye-bye Blackbird.'
Jack PatS 5 months ago
You’re right, my bad!
Catbat 5 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All!
gabste Catbat 5 months ago
Wooohhoooooooo ! 😃
Lynn Catbat 5 months ago
You too, Catbat!
Oscar 5 months ago
Friday! Prep day for tomorrow's show, gotta get those snacks and drinks bought 🥨🍿🍺🥤, have a good one everybody.
gabste Oscar 5 months ago
You too Oscar
Lynn Oscar 5 months ago
Islander 5 months ago
Heading North today for Buckeye Country. Won't be watching Sven tomorrow night because of no tv where we are staying.
With all this bunny talk hopping around the blog, it looks like next week's show might be well represented. Have fun with the blog.
I might keep score on the corn field score board.
daleuhlmann Islander 5 months ago
You and Mrs. Islander have a safe trip.
DrClayton Islander 5 months ago
gabste Islander 5 months ago
Have fun my friend ! 😊
Islander DrClayton 5 months ago
HEY !!!!!!
scottieO Islander 5 months ago
Sorry you won't be able to watch, even with giant rabbit ears, hoppy trails to you.
Matt 5 months ago
Happy Sci-Fi Friday everyone !

"Now get on your bike, AND RIDE !!!!"
(I hate that commercial)
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daDoctah Catbat 5 months ago
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead.
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead.
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead.
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead.
Head On. Apply directly to the forehead.
Jack Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
I kinda like the LiMu Emu commercials ’cause they spoof on the Cool Cop shows of the 1970s like the Beastie Boys “Sabotage” video.
PatS Jack 5 months ago
Why does the guy drive the emu across the same bridge that's in all the Honda commercials? Where is it, anyway?
Jack PatS 5 months ago
Mebbe it’s near the agency that has both accounts?
The1Butler 5 months ago
Hello everyone! It's so close I can taste it !
The1Butler gabste 5 months ago
Whale of a time eh ?!
gabste The1Butler 5 months ago
Yes 😀
Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
Friday, Joe Friday, Dragnet
aka Friday, Zarana, G.I. Joe
Friday, Wednesday's middle name AF:OS*

*from AF:OS (Addams Family: Original Series)
- Low-res images from Wikipedia for non-commercial fair use -
DrClayton 5 months ago
Killer Bunnies: animal. Killer Tomatoes: vegetable....

When do we get some killer minerals??
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DrClayton gabste 5 months ago
Thumper! I'd know you anywhere!!
Carl_N_Brown Jack 5 months ago
Correct! CooS is Lovecraft's most reprinted short story, his personal fave, and the only pulp sci-fi story given an honorable mention in the O. Henry Prize annual anthology for 1927.

What the colour was is a mystery. I think it could have been a megavirus. It has spawnd movies like DIE, MONSTER, DIE! with Nick Adams & Boris Karloff which has been on Svengoolie three times at least over the years.
gabste DrClayton 5 months ago
Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
Cheerwine and Cherry Jello for me for THE BLOB starting Aneta Corsaut as Jane Just Jane Martin.
gabste Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
I love cheerwine !
PatS Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
My choice is Junket's "Danish Dessert" -- red and blobby.
MADave 5 months ago
For those of you who have a Loews nearby they have some cool universal monsters stuff I haven’t checked my Loews yet maybe I’ll do it next week?
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Jack daDoctah 5 months ago
Mr. Lowe, I’m to have to ask you to unlock the storage unit.
Jack Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
“While my guitar gently bleeds…”🎶
gabste MADave 5 months ago
I was just in Lowes
PatS MADave 5 months ago
We could probably name a bunch of stores and it would all be true -- Halloween gear is here, two months early. (Read the labels and be amazed -- how much of this stuff comes from China. Not that it's a bad thing.)
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