The Phantom of the Opera 09/29/20


Hammer Films and Terence Fisher cut loose with a classic remake that’s as much a romance as it is a horror shocker. Killings proliferate at the Paris Opera house. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but could the perpetrator be the fabled ghost that lurks in the catacombs far below?  Does the fat lady sing?  Herbert Lom gets his shot at front-rank horror immortality in this brightly colored thriller, co-starring Heather Sears and Michael Gough. Trailers from Hell’s Charlie Largent reviews the show that might mark the finish of Hammer’s first wave of world-shaking fright classics. On Blu-ray.