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Year
1925
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Rupert Julian
Genre
Horror
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
11,491
Checks
9,206
Favs
268
Dislikes
46
Favs/checks
2.9% (1:34)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. seithscott's avatar

    seithscott

    This movie is quite brilliant in it's use of shadows and lighting to create the suspense and it's use of make-up and reaction to create the fear of the phantom. I saw no blood and no actual dead body yet it was creepy and suspenseful all the same. I have a great love and respect for all silent movies because they had to work extra hard to produce the results some douche with a computer can today. The ones I've seen are a ton better than the useless, boring dreck that is put out these days. 9 years 2 months ago
  2. BeasleyOnFilm's avatar

    BeasleyOnFilm

    This was probably great in 1925. But to be honest, I think it would have done better to hold off the brilliant reveal until the end as the movie loses all its tension once we've seen the Phantom. By the end, it's just an incoherent mess.

    Lon Chaney's gleeful malevolence aside, it's a bit rubbish.
    8 years 1 month ago
  3. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Great movie and soundtrack. Now I know where Kubrick found part of Barry Lyndon's soundtrack. 8 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #20 in Silent Era's The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  2. This movie ranks #26 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #42 in IMDb's 1920s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #50 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  5. This movie ranks #63 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  6. This movie ranks #78 in Paul Rotha's Silent but Not Forgotten
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  7. This movie ranks #83 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  8. This movie ranks #158 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #238 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #261 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #835 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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