Phantom of the Opera
Director: Ernst Laemmle, Lon Chaney, Rupert Julian Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1925
Starring: Arthur Edmund Carewe, Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry
Nitehawk’s annual Halloween nite Live Sound Cinema event returns this year with a presentation of Phantom of the Opera featuring a live score by Black Lodge!
Ghosts! Deaths! Romance! The man of a thousand faces, Lon Chaney, stars in this 1925 classic American silent film in which a mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. Adapted from Gaston Leroux’s novel of the same name, the Phantom haunts the Paris Opera House, murdering those who stand in the way of the women he loves becoming a star. The movie remains most famous for Chaney’s intentionally horrific, self-applied make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. Just like every other year, there’s no better way to kick off your Halloween nite than with Nitehawk and our spooky silent films!
Black Lodge, lead by guitarist/composer Geoff Gersh, is a collective of black metal inspired musicians who re-score films then perform live to the film.