I'm only a couple of weeks behind in posting (going on 3 weeks maybe?), but I thought tonight seemed like the right time to post this one.
When I originally came up with the idea to do the Phantom no one else had done him yet. That's what I get for waiting so long and wasting time doing stupid stuff like paying my mortgage.
Anyway here's the Phantom of Opera - the first Universal Monster played by Lon Chaney, who was really the first star of monster films. He started the whole 'playing the monster as a sympathetic figure' thing. Ever since I was a young boy and saw Jimmy Cagney play him on film (Man of a 1,000 Faces) and saw the scary diorama of the Phantom at the Movieland Wax Museum I've been a fan.