– (1995) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a mutant baby, werewolf cannibals, a mummy-related seance, a monstrous deal maker and a Siamese twin. Offers a decent amount of bad FX, but the stories too often crawl and don’t make much sense. The pitiful acting gets irritating fast, but some of the horror is okay.
– (2001) – A married librarian and soldier track down their kidnapped son who’s carrying a map to the Scorpion King. The plot is somewhat heavier than the original, but for every moment that builds characters there are ten more that pile on impersonal computer FX. Has equal traces of boredom and entertainment.
– (1999) – A librarian finds a soldier to escort her to Egyptian lands where a mummy’s curse is reawakened. Loaded with sand FX and thin action that mean nothing when involving the childish characters. Some horror aspects are enjoyable, but they’re buried within an adventure that’s for more Indiana Jones than terror flick.
– (2002) – Men who believe they’re Elvis Presley and JFK battle a soul stealing mummy in their rest home. A perfectly subtle tone and great acting make every over-the-top absurdity believable. A funny, exciting, and ultimately moving masterpiece that touches on the meaning of life: you’re not dead until you give up living.