Though i've seen several episodes throughout the years, i've always been kinda ashamed of myself that i've never delved too deep into Amazing Stories, the Spielberg created horror/sci-fi/fantasy anthology show that ran between 1985 and 1987. This probably has something to do with the fact that though season 1 got a DVD release a couple years back, season 2 has never been released here in the states (only in Japan & Germany), with no plans as of now of that changing. Not cool. Not cool at all.
Anyway, my buddy Chris Tanski was telling me about one of his favorite episodes last weekend at Monster Mania and I checked it out today and had to share it, just as I hope to share some of my other favorite episodes now that i've been given the proverbial kick in the pants that I needed to finally get around to watching more of the series.
The episode we're here to watch today is titled Mummy Daddy and it was episode 4 of the first season, with an original airdate of October 27th, 1985. Directed by Harry and the Hendersons' director William Dear with a story from the mind of Spielberg himself, Mummy Daddy sees the mummy actor of a horror movie rushing to the bedside of his pregnant wife, no time in between shooting and her giving birth to remove his makeup and costume. Naturally, hijinks ensue on the way to the hospital, with all the redneck locals mistaking the actor for a real life mummy. Sounds awesome? Well it is. And that's why i've included it in full below. Enjoy!
Not sure if it's true or not but there's a story within the horror business that has circulated for many years that Boris Karloff rushed from the set of Son of Frankenstein to the hospital when his daughter was born, still in full makeup and costume. This episode was reportedly based on that tale!
So, while we're here, what's your favorite episode of Amazing Stories?