Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Opera? No. It’s “Phantom of the Paradise” on Hindsight is Horrifying

Today we end our malformed Halloween season with a look at Brian De Palma’s trippy musical extravaganza, “Phantom of the Paradise.”

Before Andrew Lloyd Weber gave the world his lesser-known version of Leroux’s famous novel, the bell-bottomed population of the 1970s was subjected to this prog/folk acid trip. The plot concerns a weird and disturbing composer who is maimed and turned into a weird and disturbing composer who wears a mask. Like Sia, only the music in this movie is better (it was written and largely sung by the legendary Paul Williams).

Surprisingly, the movie ended up being rather good, and the discussion was even better. Enjoy “Phantom of the Paradise” on Hindsight is Horrifying.

Darth Jader
Darth Jader is a Pirate Queen. She is the co-hostess of the “Hindsight is Horrifying” podcast. She is also “funny, insightful, and sarcastic,” according to her boyfriend, who is currently under duress. You can take the Oxford Comma from her when you pry it from her cold, dead, and lifeless hands. She also speaks Spanish, unlike Ron Burgundy.