casey 💜’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hooptober requirement: 6 films featuring work from the following: John Carl Buechler, Jack Pierce, Rob Bottin, Screaming Mad George, Lon Chaney and Carlo Rambaldi - 6/6 (Lon Chaney) - ✓
I enjoy watching different film adaptations of the same story and saw that this had Lon Chaney in it so I thought I'd take out some more Hooptober requirements. This is my favorite of the various Phantom of the Opera adaptations I've encountered so far.
In addition to that, this is also my favorite silent film I've seen to date. Wonderful sets, a great performance from Lon Chaney, and probably the strongest example of horror I've seen in a silent film so far made for an overall great experience.
This is the easiest time I've had following through with a silent film in terms of investment. I can't wait to revisit it.