The phantom of the opera is a mad composer, who lives in the subterranean world below Paris.
He hides his grotesque appearance with a mask and a cloak, and he haunts the Paris Opera House by lurking in the shadows.
Decades later, it still retains its ability to scare — and Lon Chaney’s performance remains one of the benchmarks of the horror genre.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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The Phantom of the Opera (1925) on Disc
Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera
– first published in 1909 –