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Has anyone seen the first film version of the Phantom of the Opera, the silent film version done in the 1920’s. I’ve heard that it’s supposed to be a horror film, and me and horror do not mix. I really want to see this film, but I want to know how scary it is. Is it really a horror, or is it more like a thriller? Thanks.

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Has anyone seen the first film version of the Phantom of the Opera, the silent film version done in the 1920’s. I’ve heard that it’s supposed to be a horror film, and me and horror do not mix. I really want to see this film, but I want to know how scary it is. Is it really a horror, or is it more like a thriller? Thanks.

I've seen it several times (I own a copy). It is the closest film version to Leroux's book (although the ending is different). It is beautifully executed, and Lon Chaney's makeup is amazing. It is not a horror film like we think of today, with blood and guts and so on. If you have read Leroux, you're more than adequately prepared for this movie.

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Oh, that’s good to hear. I wasn’t scared at all reading Leroux’s book, but I don’t tend to feel too many emotions when I am reading. I feel more emotions when I am watching something. I am interested in getting this film for Christmas, though. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

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