London after Midnight may be one of the best known "lost" films, a silent terror classic. It's a collaboration of Lon Chaney and Tod Browning, the one where Chaney wears the cool top hat with his black cape. I remember it first from a Famous Monsters of Filmland thumbnail cover, featured in their back issue gallery.
While it was remade as Mark of the Vampire with Bela Lugosi and imdb.com reports a still picture re-creation, it's one of those legendary horror tales you long to see and lament.
It struck me like a diamond bullet
I was struck by a notion while reading about the restoration of lost segments of the Doctor Who serial The Invasion. Two lost chapters of the tale will be recreated via animation, and the 30-second clip on the BBC website looks incredible.
So how cool would it be to see "London After Midnight" given a similar treatment?
Tags: horror, Lon Chaney, monsters, vampires, movies