Mummy Movie Posters
The Mummy is one of the silver screen’s enduring classic monster icons and is part of Universal Studios classic collection of monsters. First made famous in 1932 by classic monster legend Boris Karloff, The Mummy went on to appear in several films from Universal such as The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) and The Mummy’s Ghost before appearing in Hammer Horror classics The Mummy (1959) and The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Hammer Horror 1964). The Mummy has been played by classic horror royalty including Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Christopher Lee.
These vintage mummy movies also brought of some of classic horror’s best movie posters. From the classic Egyptian imagery of 1932’s The Mummy, to the more campy images of 1942’s The Mummy’s Tomb there is something to suit every Mummy fan’s taste. Check out our selection of Mummy movie posters below and follow the links to view the complete selection of Mummy movie posters from each movie.
After Dracula and Frankenstein, Universal Studios continued their series of classic horror movies with 1932’s The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff. Karloff plays an ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep who was mummified and buried alive, but is resurrected by an archaeologist who discovers his mummified corpse and reads aloud from the the Scroll of Thoth, an ancient life-giving scroll.
The Mummy’s Hand was released by Universal Studios in 1940 and is not actually a sequel to the first Mummy movie released in 1932, but is more of a remake or a reboot which introduces a new story line and a new mummy (Kharis). It was the first of a series of four films; The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Ghost and The Mummy’s Curse. Tom Tyler played Kharis in this film, but Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man) took over the role for the three sequels.
The Mummy’s Tomb was released by Universal Studios in 1942 and was the first of Lon Chaney’s three mummy features. A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.
The Mummy’s Ghost was released by Universal Pictures in 1944 and again features Lon Chaney Jr. in the role of the mummy Kharis. An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences.
The Mummy’s Curse is the 1944 horror film follow-up to The Mummy’s Ghost. This film marks Lon Chaney, Jr.’s final appearance as Kharis, the Egyptian mummy. An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy was released in 1955 by Universal Abbott and Costello get stranded in Egypt with a valuable medallion which will lead to secret treasure and the mummy who guards the tomb. Directed by Charles Lamont and starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Dan Seymour, Kurt Katch, Richard Deacon, Mel Welles, Edwin Parker, Richard Karlan, George Khoury.
The Mummy (Hammer 1959)
In 1959 Hammer Horror (Hammer Studios) in the UK released their first Mummy movie. The film was directed by Terence Fisher and stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Hammer’s The Mummy derives its plot and characters not from the original Universal The Mummy movie (1932) but from the later Universal films, The Mummy’s Hand and The Mummy’s Tomb.
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Hammer 1964)
Hammer’s second mummy movie was released in 1964 and was directed by Michael Carreras and stars Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, and Jeanne Roland.