The Changeling

"Very Good"

The Changeling Review


One of horror cinema's creepy cult classics, The Changeling earns an A for atmosphere but only a C for developing its plot. The story revolves around a tragic composer and music teacher (George C. Scott), who's lost his family in a freak accident, and decides to move to Seattle to start again. His enormous rented house is pretty obviously possessed by ghosts. He spends the rest of the film trying to figure out why (hint: it's all in the title), though much of this work is rote sleuthing-through-old-newspapers and the like. Obviously an influencer to The Ring, it's a fine little haunted house pic, but its revelations leave a bit to be desired.


The Changeling

Facts and Figures

Run time: 107 mins

In Theaters: Friday 28th March 1980

Box Office Worldwide: $12M

Distributed by: Vestron Video

Production compaines: Carolco Pictures, Chessman Park Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Peter Medak

Producer: Garth H. Drabinsky, Joel B. Michaels

Starring: George C. Scott as John Russell, as Claire Norman, as Sen. Joseph Carmichael, as Joanna Russell, as Captain DeWitt, Barry Morse as Dr. Pemberton, Madeleine Sherwood as Mrs. Norman, Frances Hyland as Mrs. Elizabeth Grey, Helen Burns as Leah Harmon, Ruth Springford as Minnie Huxley, as Albert Harmon, Roberta Maxwell as Eva Lingstrom, as Prof. Robert Lingstrom, James B. Douglas as Eugene Carmichael, J. Kenneth Campbell as Security Guard

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