The Profane Egyptologist

The Profane Egyptologist E6. Unwrapping The Mummy with Director Chris Kemble

October 18, 2018

Welcome to part 1 of this 2-part Halloween Special focused on those classic staples of the horror genre...MUMMIES!!

Today I’m joined by my friend, the award-winning film-maker Chris Kemble, as we discuss 2017s remake of the Universal film, The Mummy, and dive into it's legacy on film and in literature. 

This is part one of a two-part episode where we’ll dig into both the Egyptology and film-lore that this movie taps into. As a specialist in the horror genre Chris is uniquely positioned to give insight into this film, and as a non-Egyptologist he asks many questions I might not consider!

I hope you enjoy this format, feel free to send me feedback on twitter (@doc_harrison), and please, if you like the show, subscribe on iTunes and rate and review, as that really helps us spread the word and raise the show’s profile!

Now buckle up for our Halloween specials as we explore the world of …The Mummy… 


Where to find Chris Kemble

If you want to check out Chris’s work in the horror genre, some of his films are listed here



Books mentioned


Consuming Ancient Egypt (eds. Rice & MacDonald) UCL Press 2003.


Lot No. 249 (Penguin Little Black Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle

 via @AmazonUK


The Ring of Thoth (Fantasy and Horror Classics) Kindle Edition by Arthur Conan Doyle


She (Oxford World’s Classics) H. Rider Haggard


Movies Mentioned


The Mummy (2017)


The Mummy (1999)


The Mummy (1959)


The Mummy (1932)


Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)




Imhotep The Mummy


Imhotep (Historical)


Kharis The Mummy


Ahmanet The Mummy


Amunet The Goddess


Nick Morton


Dr Jenny Halsey


Rick O’Connell


Evelyn Carnahan (O’Connell)


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