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I found myself awake late one night this past week watching a film I’d seen a couple of times before.  It was He Who Gets Slapped… 261 more words

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Horror on the Lens: The Phantom of the Opera (dir by Rupert Julian)

Today’s horror movie on the Shattered Lens is both a classic of silent era and one of the most influential horror films ever made.  It’s one that I previously shared in 2013 but it’s such a classic that I feel that it is worth sharing a second time.   184 more words



A clown is funny in the circus ring, but what would be the normal reaction to opening a door at midnight and finding the same clown standing there in the moonlight? 98 more words


Lon Chaney as "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925)

Photo credit: By Movie still scan ([1]) , via Wikimedia Commons.

Karloff and Chaney at the Loop, Detroit

Motion Picture Herald, May 18, 1946:

“Karloff and Chaney fans were attracted to this outside display at the Loop theatre, Detroit, which did a forceful selling job for manager Fred Walton.  80 more words


"The Wolf Man" (1941)

Here’s what looks like a publicity still for “The Wolf Man” (1941); this is part of my efforts to monster up the blogosphere a bit this Halloween. 77 more words

Cinema from Kino: THE PENALTY (1920)

Lon Chaney, you guys. Lon. Chaney. I mean…I just…WOW. THE PENALTY from Kino Lorber is my first experience with The Man of a Thousand Faces and I am ready for my fan girl kit. 2,168 more words

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