The Mummy's Hand (hardback) (Hardcover)
When in Egypt...Fear the DEAD more than the Living
Chasing archaeologic glory, Steve Banning sets out on a perilous journey across the haunted sands of the Sahara, to the Valley of the Jackals, in search of the tomb of Ananka, one of Egypt's richest princesses. But the dangers of the desert are the least of his expedition's challenges. Since ancient times, Ananka's tomb has been guarded not only by the fanatic High Priests of Karnak, but also by the living mummy of Ananka's lover in Egypt of old, Prince Kharis. Under a full desert moon, terror walks on cloth-wrapped feet
In 1940, Kharis the Mummy was added to Universal's family tree of monsters when The Mummy's Hand inaugurated a popular new franchise. While the film followed a current Hollywood trend of adding double-doses of comedy to mystery and horror pictures, it played its monster scenes for full-on fright: Our heroes (and she-ro) change their laugh-a-minute tune when they realize that some ancient curses are still terrifyingly potent, and that the sand is running out for them. Here, for the first time in over 3000 years, is complete Mummy's Hand coverage, excavated by the best team of Universal Horror archaeologists this side of the Scripps Museum.