Silent Movie Rule #7: Don’t mess with Lon Chaney


Mr. Chaney was one of the most prolific and frightening villains in motion picture history. West of Zanzibar contains one of his most elaborate and warped vengeance schemes. The crime: Lionel Barrymore broke Chaney’s back and stole his wife. The revenge: Wait two decades, lay a trap that will conclude with torture and human sacrifice.

Seriously, just leave Chaney alone. It’s not worth it!

You can read my review here.

Availability: Released on DVD and via streaming.