The film begins with a long recap of what happened in The Mummy's Hand as told by Stephen Banning, the hero of the first film now an old man. The film features many scenes from the last "mummy" film to tell the story. After the recap Banning, the man who found the Ananka tomb 30 years before, is killed in his own house in New England by the mummy after a high priest has vowed revenge on the men who entered the tomb years before. Banning's old partner, 'Babe' Hanson, is also targeted. As the Banning family is killed off one by one, the high priest decides to take a young woman as his bride instead of killing her. He orders the mummy to kidnap the woman. Angry villagers, led by Banning's son, hunt down the monster and again burn it to death.