What inspired the film? What inspired Chaney's make-up? What was in the hour of footage cut from the film's release that was considered too horrible for audiences in 1925? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this book. Includes: complete Press Book; complete shooting script; rare behind the scenes photographs; complete production history from those who were there; Contributions by Mary Philbin ("Christine"), Charles van Enger, and more!