A first telling for television of the little-known French pulp horror novel from which the famous musical was adapted. We think we know The Phantom, the tragic disfigured hero and his impossible love. It’s time to reclaim him from musical theatre. The original novel is full-on hallucinatory horror the Phantom is a sadistic genius as inventive as Lecter. Far from romance this is sexual obsession, strangely of this #MeToo moment. A singer desperate to fulfil her dream; the only one who can make it happen is a monster who craves her, body and soul. Christine discovers how far she’s prepared to go. Eric risks his entire world – the Faustian pact runs both ways.