Atlantis Models AANA451 - 1/8 Lon Chaney Phantom of The Opera Glow Edition Plastic
1/8 Lon Chaney Phantom of The Opera Glow Edition Plastic
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This kit comes molded in gray, with a complete set of special spooky glow parts. Includes Phantom figure with mask, detailed subterranean base, dungeon prisoner, rat, and lizard.
Skilll level 2.
About THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Audiences gasped and shuddered to their heart's delight while viewing the original horror movie, "The Phantom of the Opera." First released in 1925 as a silent film, it starred Lon Chaney, dubbed "The Man of a Thousand Faces," because of his theatrical bag of tricks he employed to completely alter his features. In this movie classic, he succeeded through countless devices in transforming his face to take on the appearance of a skull. To further enhance the drama, the gruesome face of the Phantom was cloaked in secrecy; no still photos were allowed to be published until well after the release of the film. In fact, it is not until the fifth reel that he was seen unmasked.
The bizarre plot revolves around an insane musician seeking revenge for his disfigured features by menacing the Paris Opera House, played so eloquently by Chaney that it fairly frightened the public out of its wits!
The Paris Opera House of 1880 was thrown into a series of turmoils by strange events attributed by the invasion of evil spirits...actually created by the mysterious Phantom. His main ambition was to train a beautiful young opera singer to achieve the honor of Prima Donna; thus he left the subterranean quarters where he made his home to launch a reign of terror. Maintaining his horrible secret, he continued his horrendous acts by killing in unique, violent methods, climaxing his mad rampage by causing a massive chandelier to crash upon an unsuspecting audience. Exercising a spell over his protege, he hypnotized the soprano into following him into the catacombs under the opera house where, to her utter terror, he tore off his mask!
The lover of the captive singer, falling prey to the Phantom in his efforts to rescue her, was forced to endure the torture chamber before being saved by an agent of the secret police. The Phantom, in the meantime, made good his escape amidst the confusion. In a spine-tingling chase, the furious mob captured the fleeing villain who suffered as violent a death as his victim.