IS LON CHANEY, JR. BEING HAUNTED BY DEMONS?
In the "Mystery of the Silent Demons" short story, it's 1939 and actor Lon Chaney Jr. has just completed a magnificent performance as Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Now he is in a sanitarium fighting depression and alcoholism, which have plagued him his whole life. Each night, instead of getting better, Chaney Jr. hallucinates visits from his father's famous screen monsters—Erik, The Phantom of the Opera, the vampire from London After Midnight and a maniacal clown from He Who Gets Slapped—and it's destroying his mind.
Fortunately for Chaney Jr., western star Ken Maynard, also a lifelong dipsomaniac, is in the facility taking the cure. Maynard begins to suspect there is more to Chaney Jr.'s hallucinations than delirium tremens and calls fellow Hollywood Cowboy Detective, Curly Woods, who quickly gains admittance to the facility as a patient.
Demonic activities lead to deadly danger when Curly enters the bowels of the ancient sanitarium to unravel the shocking truth behind Chaney Jr.'s visions!