Okay, so this is a story that definitely stands out from the rest that we’ve seen so far. Tod Browning’s The Unknown is so out there and nothing like anything you’ve ever heard of before. So basically there’s a circus starring a knife thrower who pretends to have no arms because he’s a fugitive on the run and could be caught because he has two thumbs on one hand, all while pining for the circus owner’s daughter.
Disturbing, isn’t it? The Man of Many Faces, a.k.a Lon Chaney, a.k.a The Phantom, is back this time as the no-armed knife thrower. The many personal and physical traits that Chaney brings to his characters is astounding. Having to really use his feet and legs for all of the tricks he does. I love the expressions that Chaney makes whether he’s diabolical, laughing, or crying. This man can do it all. This story really is so horrifying and very disturbing at times. I like the irony that comes in the twists and turns this story does. It’s like watching one of those short horror stories come to life. Do you get disturbed easily?
So if you love disturbing horror films that takes risks in its storytelling with a brilliant actor to keep you entertained, this is the film for you.
Watch this brilliant horror film and let me know what you think of it: