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Spirits of the dead have long haunted people's imaginations, and never more morbidly than in Hollywood horror movies. Part of the 13-episode 100 Years of Horror series directed by Ted Newsom and hosted by horror movie star Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror: Ghosts and Phantoms reviews many of Hollywood's filmic escapades that feature spectral or otherwise unseen characters of horror. These creatures can be found in movies such as The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney in the 1925 version, and Claude Rains in the first talkie version (1943); The Invisible Man, an earlier Claude Rains vehicle (1933), adapted from the H.G. Wells story; and the Robert Wise-directed The Haunting (1963). Included are production background information and interviews with some of the filmmakers. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi