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Universal Monsters: Phantoms of the Opera: 1925 vs. 1943

The 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera is not really a remake of its 1925 silent version; instead, another version of the story by Gaston Leroux, like so many more that would come in later years. 1,362 more words


0595 | London After Midnight

There are a number of reasons why this silent horror/mystery from 1927 is of interest today. It’s thought to be the first American feature film to include a vampire character, for example, though Tod Browning’s… 458 more words

Film Reviews

Ramble: The Wolf Man (1941)

dir. George Waggner

Lon Chaney, Jr. creates one of the most memorably tragic of all horror film creatures in “The Wolf Man”, the best of the Universal output since “Bride of Frankenstein” and the most visually arresting since… well, “Bride of Frankenstein”. 2,442 more words


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


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


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


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