The Mummy (1932)

After being brought back to life, Imhotep takes a 10 year sabbatical during which he learns how to speak English and how to not look like a mummy. The one thing he doesn't learn is how to not be creepy and suspicious AF. Even the woman who harbors the spirit of his mummified wife is freaked out by his lack of chill.


Though less than an hour and a half long, this movie's pacing matches that of Imhotep: slow, creepy, and disturbing. Starting with the archaeologist who Imhotep sends into madness—


—he continues to methodically terrorize his victims, usually by cursing them through his reflecting pond, all while aiming to reach out to the spirit of his past wife.


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