Monday, October 31, 2011

October Fright Fest-Phantom of the Paradise


Music writer Winslow Leach (William Finley) wants his music to be used and is hopeful that powerful producer Swan (Paul Williams)will use his music. Swan actually wants to steal and claim Leach's music as his own. In a battle Leach is disfigured, but he eventually returns as a phantom trying to deal with Swan and get Phoenix (Jessica Harper) to sing his material. Swan is pretty much evil and tries pulling all the strings to do his bidding. This is glam rock version of the Phantom of the opera, but it's a must see for fans of over the top cult films.

Favorite part-
Actually I'd Williams' music as he wrote all of the songs here. It varies from Elton John style pop songs to darker Alice Cooper style songs.

Why you should see this film-Not a perfect film, but it has a wild,exagerated view of the early 70's glam scene and they combine it with a dark horror story.

If you've seen it before then you should watch it again because-It's definitely a filmd that gets better each time you see it.

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