“The Mummy” is a hallowed member of the classic Universal monsters stable, and from the very first film, horror movie fans were fascinated by the scary sight of a shambling corpse from Ancient Egypt. This monster, usually known as Imhotep, has battled everyone from Tom Cruise and Brendan Fraser to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the Scorpion King. As movies and cinema evolved, we were introduced to several more movie mummies. And while their kill count is always impressive, the track record for mummies is mixed.
The classic “Mummy” series hasn’t aged well, but the film’s 1999 reboot, that traded in the creepy thriller for a rollicking adventure tone, was a huge success, and paved the way for sequels like “The Mummy Returns” and “The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” with Jet Li, as well as less successful “Mummy” reboots like the Universal Dark Universe The Mummy 2017. From the first clip to the infamous trailer and scene, it seemed like something was amiss with the “Dark Universe” mummy movie, and now that the dust has settled, it’s clear that Universal needed to go back to the drawing board. Still, you can’t keep a good mummy down, which is why, in her big return to NowThis Nerd, Kya Quinn came back to help you kill the Mummy, courtesy of Slash Course.