No could do creepy quite like Lon Chaney. I’m not sure anyone wanted to do creepy quite like Lon Chaney. Well, Mr. Chaney had some rather practical methods for creeping out his house guests in The Monster. (You can read my review here.)
Step 1: Put on a big grin. A bizarrely long cigarette holder is an excellent accessory.
Step 2: Wait until your guest says some variation of “see you in the morning.”
Step 3: Grin wider and say, “Who knows if one will EVER see the morning?”
Step 4: Slowly close the door behind you.
Voila! With any luck, your house guest will flee and you will be rid of him.
(The Monster got a very nice release from Warner Archive. Good print, good score.)