Now done.Was too busy this morning to post this (or my story update) unfortunately but will do it at lunchtime.
The Count would actually make a good villain for Nintendo games.The way Twitter previews the Dracula poster makes it look disturbingly like a Donkey Kong Country game font.
The Universal horror films in particular would disregard anything occurring outside of the bubble of that particular film. Invisible Agent might have done his part, but World War II was never even acknowledged otherwise even when the Frankenstein films became modern set without leaving Central Europe.Also that's a fun bit of trivia about the Mummy series timeline. I've seen other examples of fiction from this era or before that thinks it can set the beginning 'now' and then have a big time skip without thinking about how the world might have changed, even if focused on the most everyday matters. Probably would not fly nowadays so much.
Egyptology was a big craze in recent memory when those films were being released. Then when the remakes came along the action-adventure interpretation came up with a plot and tone formula that modern superhero films have pretty much copied.It's fascinating in a way that The Mummy ended up being consistently the most commercially successful of all of these from Universal, even when they were into the remakes modern era.
I've just remembered there is actually a Donkey Kong Country (bootleg) game where Dracula is the final boss. Stranger than...something.The Count would actually make a good villain for Nintendo games.
Interesting read, thanks for sharing. I knew about the horror hosts, Aurora kits and Don Post masks but hadn't connected them to a particular package of films sold by Universal.
I am slightly disappointed we didn't get a well known film made in the period between Tut's tomb being and his ahem, mummy being unwrapped where all the cultural references took it for granted he was an old man. Wouldn't that confuse the narrative.....Egyptology was a big craze in recent memory when those films were being released. Then when the remakes came along the action-adventure interpretation came up with a plot and tone formula that modern superhero films have pretty much copied.
So, I only found this out last year having loved the film since it came out.The remake being seen as an iconically bi film but not in a way that put straight audiences off probably doesn't hurt either