The Living Mummy

Three thousand years ago, N'Kantu, chieftain of the Swarili tribe in Northern Africa, was taken captive with his people by a band of Egyptian slavers. Prized for their great strength, the Swarilis were bound in chains and forced into hard labor building a stone temple. When word of a planned insurrection to be led by N'Kantu reached the ears of the pharaoh, Aram-Set and his high priest Nephrus decided to kill all the slaves upon completion of the temple. When that time came, however, N'Kantu led the revolt and killed the pharaoh. Nephrus managed to subdue the rebel slave, and to punish him for his crime, drained his blood and replaced it with a special preservative fluid. He then wrapped the Swarili leader in bandages from head to toe and entombed the still-conscious but totally immobile body in a casket.

In the last half of the Twentieth Century, the paralyzing fluid finally wears off and N'Kantu awakes. Totally insane from being trapped beneath the desert for 3 millennia, N'Kantu digs himself free and rampages through the streets of Cairo. Immune to bullets and other weapons, the Living Mummy seems unstoppable. Grabbing a telephone pole to use as a weapon, N'Kantu is electrocuted by a dangling power line. The shock sends him into suspended animation for a few weeks, and when it wears off, his sanity has returned. Immortal, N'Kantu now wanders Egypt and Africa, searching for a reason to exist.