The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera ★★★★

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Lon Chaney’s phantom is just so creepy. His performance alone feels multi-layered while portraying a menacing thread throughout. The make-up is still very effective nowadays especially with the terrifying grandiose score that lingers throughout equally to the woe sounds from hell. So well crafted. I also liked the small lining of comedy woven in brief scenes. Gives a nice relief mood before the film rushes back into its dark style opera themes. It deserves every right to be respectfully a legend within the genre. Nearly a century later and this film still holds up technically, historically and aesthetically.