One of the great lost monsters, with (typically painful; the sunken eyes were effected with wire rings that dug into Chaney’s face) make-up formulated and worn by cinema’s first great horror star, Lon Chaney. The movie tragically doesn’t exist anymore, but it was remade as Mark of the Vampire with Bela Lugosi in the Chaney role. Interesting, in that Chaney would have starred in Universal’s Dracula movie had not he died before production started. Such is history.
I wonder if Coffin Joe wasn’t at least partly based on this character, at least visually.