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PODCAST 276: The Mummy & The Mummy

This week the Horror Duo set the stage for the Halloween season - kicking off October right by comparing The Mummy, the first installment of Universal Studios' Dark Universe, against it's original Universal counterpart. Karloff faces off against Cruise! Who will win and what is to be expected?

The Horror Duo also discuss how disgusting Harry Knowles is, and that's BEFORE they learned of his recent sexual harassment allegations. Jesse "The Body" Ventura also weighs in on the whole "Flat Earth" theory, and during a discussion about the life and times of Hugh Hefner, they admit to viewing pornography as a teen.


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  • 00:00 - Introduction & News
  • 37:14 - "The Mummy"
  • 53:30 - Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 54:57 - "The Mummy"
  • 87:42 - Comments & Conclusion


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Kenny Teeology said...

I hope you guys review "Dracula Untold" soon. "Untold", like DC's "Green Lantern", was Universal's original failed attempt to get their slice of the modern Shared Universe pie. Both Universes had to be re-booted from the get-go.

The Mummy (2017) box office:
Domestic: $80,101,125 19.6%
Foreign: $327,676,888 80.4%
(China $91,500,000)

Blake Matthews said...

I’m a fan of the 1959 version of The Mummy made by Hammer Studios. It’s essentially a synthesis of the best elements of the 1940s Universal mummy films, but with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Like Forest, I was a fan of the 1999 Mummy movie. I thought the sequel had some good action scenes, but eventually collapsed under the weight of its own contrivances. And the third film, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, was a waste of martial arts talent.

I find it interesting that the older mummy films suggest a cult of worshippers of the ancient gods and curses that the native Egyptian laborers are generally afraid of. But by the 1800s and early 1900s, Egypt would be almost completely Muslim, a fact that these movies never bring up.

Also, I took a look at the myriad of straight-to-video mummy films made since the 1990s, and almost every single one of them rates lower than a 4.0 on the IMDB.

Also, the next Dark Universe film is to be BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, but has recently been removed from Universal's release slate. Also, there was talk in 2015 of a CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON film in the Dark Universe with
Scarlett Johansson.

Anomalous Host said...

If you're going to do a Jesse "The Body" Ventura impression, and talk about the WWE/WWF in the same podcast, you mine as well mention that he was a referee of the main event of Summerslam 1999. Summerslam, and out of "Body" experience.

And speaking of professional wrestling, I haven't been following it very closely (hardly at all) since 2008 (it started going downhill from there, and even more in 2009 when the cocksucking PG era started to come into full effect), but in regards to the Attitude Era, you can take your opinions on female gimmick matches and shove them up your ass!

First of all, that bikini contest from In Your House: Fully Loaded 1998 was entertaining as hell!

Second of all, the women they had back then largely sucked, wrestling-wise. Yeah, there was Chyna, but everyone else wasn't all that great. It didn't get particularly decent until around 2002. Up until that point it was largely a bunch of misses, because they just weren't that great most of the time, with a few exceptions here and there. The earliest women's match that I remember being legitimately good was that hardcore women's match at Survivor Series 2002 with Trish vs. Victoria, the same ppv where the Elimination Chamber was first implemented. Then there was that fairly solid match at Wrestlemania 22 between Trish and Melania Some say the best women's match of all time in the WWE happened in 2006 between Trish and Lita at Unforgiven. Trish and Lita were arguably the best wrestler's during this 2002-2006 time period, especially shown with their match on Raw December 6, 2004 (I still remember moments from that match to this day, it was perfect).

If you wanted solid female wrestling matches, you should've been watching TNA back when it was decent. I'm not talking about tits and ass (though in this case maybe I am), I'm talking about Total Nonstop Action. They had plenty of women's matches that wiped the floor with anything WWE was putting out at the time. Unfortunately, TNA would sink fast due to making the same fucking mistakes WCW made. Other than that, I hear NXT is the best WWE show when it comes to women's matches today.

That being said, give Chyna some credit. She participated in a match that would make most women proud. The Good Housekeeping Match at No Mercy 1999 between Chyna and Jeff Jarrett, who aimed to "put women back in their place" by having a match that had a bunch of objects from the "kitchen," including a literal kitchen sink.

Anyway, you're package is on the way. As for a hint as to what's in it, you'll go insane while sucking on Italian food.