Rupert Julian’s 1925 adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera is the most famous film version and was made during the silent era. The film is about the Phantom, whom we come to find is really Erik, an asylum inmate who escaped to build a lair beneath the gargantuan Paris Opera House. The Phantom is in love with Christine, the soprano damsel in distress. He lives alone in the medieval torture chambers below grounds, where he plays the organ with a mad fervor. After the Phantom kidnaps Christine, the Vicomte Raoul, Christine’s fiance, penetrates the catacombs to find her before it’s too late.