The Mummy’s Shroud (1967) is a pretty underrated affair. Sure, there’s better Hammer films from the period, but it’s brilliant fun and sports a great cast. This was the film that made me really appreciate Michael Ripper’s skills as an actor. Ripper contributed more to Hammer than any other performer appearing in an insane number of the studio’s films. With limited screen time in The Mummy’s Shroud, Ripper manages to create an incredibly sympathetic character in Longbarrow. Longbarrow’s death at the hands of the Mummy is a shocking moment. Taken out of the context of the film it loses most of its power, but it’s still very nicely executed. (Maybe avoid watching this if you plan on checking out The Mummy’s Shroud.)