Holidays, holidays, holidays...can we ever get enough of them? Today is Flag Day, next Sunday is Father's Day, last month we celebrated Mother's Day, and this September 11 (on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings) we will be celebrating Grandparents Day. Thanks to a push from the greeting card companies. we even have a Mother-In-Law Day (the fourth Sunday in October, conveniently placed near Halloween). [Minor aside: I did not know about Mother-In-Law Day beforehand, but on the morning of the very first one I answered the door and there was the Barracuda demanding, "Where's my card?"]
One holiday that's missing -- especially for those who groove on cheesy movies -- is Mummy's Day. To correct that oversight, I declare the second Tuesday in June to be Mummy's Day. Let's celebrate!
So grab some popcorn (or Cheesy Poofs) and a beer (or your beverage of choice), sit back and relax and enjoy this Mummy's Day tribute.
First off, from 1954, Sherlock Holmes confronts the "Laughing Mummy":
Next, who can we call on when the mummy strikes? Why, Superman, of course:
Now for your viewing pleasure, we present a film that would seem to be tailored-made for Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy!
I hope you enjoyed that one; otherwise you may face The Curse of the Aztec Mummy:
And...that's a wrap! (hehehe)
For a far more sophisticated taste in Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V, go to Sweet Freedom.