Thursday, June 9, 2016


In one of his smack-talk riffs in the lead-up to his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle…”

…the great Muhammad Ali famously dubbed his opponent George Foreman “The Mummy,” for his immobility, and prophesied (accurately) that he, Ali, would be “The Mummy’s Curse” that night (you can hear it about three minutes into this David Frost interview).

So, in Ali’s honor (and Foreman’s, for that matter)…

Monster-of-the-Week: …the nod goes to the Mummy Kharis, aka Lon Chaney, Jr., in 1944’s The Mummy’s Curse

That’s what made Ali The Champ, I guess. Unlike him, the Mummy always scared the crap out of me...

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