Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1944. Universal Pictures. Story by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg. Cinematography by William A. Sickner. Produced by Ben Pivar. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman. Costume Design by Vera West. Film Editing by Saul A. Goodkind.
After The Mummy’s Tomb, the evil mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr. in excellent makeup) returns to New England with a deranged priest (John Carradine) who wants to get revenge on the people for their treatment of his beloved monster. Same old boring stuff, with women screaming and doctors feeling confounded until someone with a heavy accent comes along and explains everything. It’s not as good as its predecessor (which isn’t that good in the first place), but does feature an interesting twist in its finale that gives it a special place in campy B-movie history.