Retroactive Episode 6: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Rundown

This week, the guys are digging an oldie but goodie out of the archives and watching from the rafters as their past selves discuss Brian De Palma's inimitable 1974 rock opera Phantom of the Paradise! If you've followed the show in any capacity, odds are you've heard this film brought up at least once, and here is the seed of HMN's collective obsession. Fall in love with Plain Jane, get your teeth knocked out, your voicebox smashed and your face horribly disfigured by a record press, then try to foil your abuser's sexy plot on this week's retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!

Film Trailer

Film Details

phantom-of-the-paradise-1974
Directed by Brian De Palma
Produced by Edward R. Pressman
Written by Brian De Palma
Starring

Paul Williams

William Finley

Jessica Harper

Narrated by Rod Serling
Music by Paul Williams
Cinematography Larry Pizer
Edited by Paul Hirsch
Production
company
Harbor Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date

October 31, 1974

Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.3 million