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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is alive and he’s dancing with the devil.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

So, it was brought to my attention that this weekend is Mother’s Day Weekend, not Mummy’s Day Weekend. But since I already have today’s pic locked and loaded I’m going to continue with the thread started yesterday.

Yesterday was Karloff on the set of The Mummy and today we have the great Lon Chaney Jr. in the tattered shroud, from 1944’s The Mummy’s Curse. Chaney Jr portrayed my personal favorite Universal movie monster in The Wolf Man, but he does a fine job in this one as well, a weird spin on the original, taking place rural Louisiana.

I’m not a huge fan of the movie, to be honest, but Chaney is great in it, giving the Mummy a very distinct personality. I’m always amazed when an actor can bring so much personality to a creature… be it Chaney (Sr and Jr), Karloff, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Robert Englund, Christopher Lee or even Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen might not be an actor, but he did ultimately give every one of his stop-motion creatures a performance, so I don’t know who better to get the credit.

Anyway, this will concluce the Mummy’s Day weekend celebrations. Hope you guys enjoyed ‘em!

 

 

Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic coulda been a contender!

-Quint
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  • May 8, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    WTF AICN!

    by Robert

  • May 8, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Cool pic by the way.

    by Robert

  • May 8, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    So much wasted potential...

    by BatMatt21

    I like the idea, but fuck all this old shit. You gotta stop living in the past. Technicolor or bust muddafuckas!!!!!!

  • May 8, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Another great BTS pic from the Kharis series

    by Jim

    Quint, have you seen the one of Chaney outside the soundstage in full wrappings getting painted by Jack Pierce? The mask is off, and the how-did-I-get-myself-into-this-shit expression on Chaney's face is priceless. The guy HATED making those movies. But I love the vintage Mummy flicks myself, so thanks for the shots.

  • May 8, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I say that to all my prey. I just like the sound of it... [BLAM]

  • I was half expecting to see something along the lines of "Mommy Dearest" or even "My Stepmother is an Alien". Not dissing the mummy stuff, but still not quite the same.

  • May 8, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    best mummy was fruity yummy mummy

    by HornyForHarry

    the delicious final installment of the horror-cereal quadilogry (count chockula, frankenberry, boo berry ..)

  • May 9, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Who is the pretty lady?

    by snomusic

    ...dabbin' his face?

  • May 9, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    snomusic

    by dukeroberts

    I was wondering who that dish was too. And, hornyforharry, did you forget Fruit Brute?

  • May 9, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Fruit Brute

    by dukeroberts

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1NL7R3PwyT8/TOqrVVXuaOI/AAAAAAAAAE4/vduB5jZbpC4/s1600/fruitbrute.jpg&imgrefurl=http://circularabsurdity.blogspot.com/2010/11/foods-from-mychildhood.html&usg=__YXVwG5uXFoiH6QXkKGWVX8gcf8s=&h=567&w=404&sz=168&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=yg2X8ajMAhD2IM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=85&ei=fYHHTeWmENOftgez2_G7BA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dfruit%2Bbrute%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1R2GGLL_en%26biw%3D125926bih3D56426tbm3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=114&vpy=76&dur=516&hovh=266&hovw=189&tx=115&ty=121&page=1&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

  • May 9, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Re: The Pretty Lady

    by SutureSelf

    I believe that is Virginia Christine, who played Ananka in the movie. She became a voice actor on the Scooby-Doo cartoon series, but was best known as Mrs. Olsen in a series of commercials for Folger's Coffee.

  • May 9, 2011, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Complaining about slow news...

    by Lemure_v2

    Anyone else think it's weird to get news from another site then come to a site that doesn't have said news and complain that they aren't posting news you already know about?

  • May 9, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    LEMURE - maybe people like this site an hope it gets its act together?

    by GET_TO_THE_HELICOPTER_GENTLEMEN

    Not that hard to fathom? I dont click on this site as often as I used to - eventually clicks tail off and so do advertisers. Then we all loose out as does the owners of this site.

  • May 9, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Thanks sutureself

    by snomusic

  • May 9, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Yummy Mummy took over Fruit Brute's operations

    by HornyForHarry

  • They 'developed' a pair of onscreen morons - low rent Abbott and Costello' types and bled out all the horror elements. One sequel ends with the Mummy 'dying' in one geographical location, and the next 'emerging' from a completely different place. An early 'wormhole' plot? Nope. Just CRAP writing. Avoid at all costs.

  • May 9, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    emeldahay - you hit the nail on the head.

    by Robert

    I've been coming to AICN since around 2000, 2001 and it has changed A LOT. Harry and co used to get scoops left and right, spy pics and sometimes even spy videos. Script reviews and the like. Now it's mostly TV news and Behind the Scenes pics of the day and hardly any updates at all. I root for this site because it has like minded people and I like Harry's excitement about geeky stuff. Like emeldahay said, readership will fall off if this site doesn't get back to what it used to do best.