Well told horror story with Scott playing the role of a widower music teacher. After the death of his wife, he moves to Seattle in hopes of starting a new life in a grand old mansion. Unfortunately, his new home turns out to be haunted by the troublesome ghost of a murdered child bent on revenge after 70 years of torment.
*** out of **** "The Changeling" is a crafty, sly, and wholesomely effective horror film that takes inspiration from all over the place; yet it isn't messy. It's a good old fashioned haunted house story that works for a variety of unique and note-worthy reasons - one of them being the successful collaboration between its writer (Russell Hunter) and its director (Peter Medak). As far as haunted house movies go; it's my favorite kind. To be precise, that "kind" which I refer … more
I addedThe Changeling to my Netflix list because when I saw it at 11 it scared the crap out of me and it was the last movie to do that (Se7en was the first movie to do that, so I had almost 20 years without being scared. Oddly enough (he says sarcastically), what scared me at 11 didn’t scare me at an age even more years later. It was predictable but it wasn’t awful, just problematic. Composer John Russell (George C. Scott) witnessed the … more