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London After Midnight

Lon Chaney’s ability to transform himself using makeup techniques earned him the nickname ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces’. Today he is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned for his characterisations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup – as well as being the father of… 738 more words

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Cult Movie Essentials: The Shock (1923)

Wilse Dilling (Lon Chaney), a crippled brute living in the savage streets of Chinatown, receives a coded message to go to the home of his boss, Ann Cardington, known as Queen Ann (Christine Mayo), a powerful crime boss feared in the underworld. 129 more words

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Cult Movie Essentials: The Trap (1922)

The Trap, also known as Heart of a Wolf in the UK was a 1922 American silent film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Robert Thornby, and released by Universal Pictures. 18 more words

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Things Roddy said during House of Dracula

Haven’t done one of these for a while. Fiona’s brother Roddy, who has the chromosomal disorder Williams Syndrome, hasn’t been to visit for ages, because he’s no longer really able to travel without disastrous consequences. 451 more words

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The Man of a Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney, born in 1883, was known as “the man of a thousand faces”. A star in vaudeville, he went on to become one of the best-known actors of the “horror” genre. 604 more words

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Nicolas Delort Releases Another Stunning Print With Dark Hall Mansion: "The Phantom Of The Opera"

It’s almost impossible to imagine how fantastic and frightening “The Phantom of the Opera” was for fans when it first came out in 1925.   355 more words

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