Plague Of The Mummies

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what movie genre you’re living in, and sometimes it’s obvious.

In late October, a press conference was held to announce the discovery of thirty sealed wooden coffins containing 3000-year-old mummies at the necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. Many of them appeared to be priests.

The coffins are exceptionally painted and preserved, but archaeologists haven’t yet deciphered the hieroglyphics on them.

For reasons I can’t quite grasp, the decision was taken to open two of the coffins during the press conference, revealing two mummies with the outer wrappings preserved.

And a few days later, a plague of Biblical proportions began to sweep across the world.

Yes, we’re living in a 1950s Hammer Horror film.

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