Continuing my summer series of writing poems inspired by the Universal classic monster series, and after having penned poems based on FRANKENSTEIN (1931), DRACULA (1931), and THE WOLF MAN (1941), today we venture into Egypt for poems inspired by THE MUMMY (1932).
THE MUMMY is often the forgotten film in the Universal monster franchise, which is too bad because except for its sloppy conclusion, it’s a superior film technically to both DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, thanks to the eerie camerawork of director Karl Freund. It also features one of Boris Karloff’s best screen performances, as the undead mummy ImHoTep. And until some of the more recent MUMMY movies, ImHoTep was unique in that he shed his bandages and became a speaking character, a memorable monster thanks to Karloff’s masterful performance.
Without further hesitation, here are some poems inspired by THE MUMMY:
You should have seen his
Face! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
“Pool of Dreams”
what I show you now.
Memories of love, crime, and death!
temples of our gods.
No man suffered as I for you.
“The Scroll of Thoth Reclaimed”
in that room!
Now tell that weak fool
to hand it to the Nubian!
“Doctor Muller’s Warning”
the stars of
Egypt. Put it back.
Bury it where you found it. Now.
sentenced to death not
only in this world but the next!
Somebody else, too!
Save me from the mummy! It’s dead!
Well, there you have it. Some poems penned by me inspired by THE MUMMY. Hope you enjoyed them! I know I’m having fun writing them.
As always, thanks for reading!