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3 things about Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1932] 1. Glowing pinspot lights on the eyes. 2. Trailing bandages, unhinged laughter. 3. Female deity Isis to the rescue.

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3 things about Rowland V. Lee’s SON OF FRANKENSTEIN

Son of Frankenstein [1939] 1. Giant carved boar’s head under the balustrade. 2. “Because I stole bodies … they said.” 3. He rips his arm from its socket. Again.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s THE BODY SNATCHER

The Body Snatcher [1945] 1. Euphemism: “resurrectionalist.” 2. The corpse keeps falling forward and Fettes has to make adjustments. 3. “We medicals have a better way than that. When we dislike a friend of ours, we dissect him.” Karloff smiles.

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