The Phantom of the Opera is a Horror Movie

This week, we’re welcoming our very first guests – Sam and Shelby from The Rom Complex podcast. Because we’re gracious hosts, we let them choose the movie and they did not disappoint. It’s a musical, it’s a romance, it’s 110% a horror movie – we’re talking about THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004).

From problematic age gaps (in what timeline could Patrick Wilson and Emmy Rossum be childhood sweethearts?) to a failed attempt at making Gerard Butler grotesque, this movie has all the trappings of a slasher. Masked killer, check. Obsession with an innocent ingenue, check. Characters doing the one thing that will probably get them killed, check.

We’re waiting in the catacombs when you’re ready. Join us, won’t you?

Episode notes:

Listen to more of The Rom Complex podcast (including the episode featuring Happily Ever Slasher, where we chat about the 80s sci-fi rom-com EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (1988).