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The Changeling
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George C. Scott George C. Scott
John Russell
Trish Van Devere Trish Van Devere
Claire Norman
Melvyn Douglas Melvyn Douglas
Senator Carmichael
Jean Marsh Jean Marsh
Joanna Russell
John Colicos John Colicos
Captain DeWitt
Barry Morse Barry Morse
Parapsychologist
Madeleine Sherwood Madeleine Sherwood
Mrs. Norman
Helen Burns Helen Burns
Leah Harmon


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Russell Hunter Russell Hunter
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William Gray William Gray
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My kind of horror

6 years, 6 months ago at Aug 2 21:55
The movie is more scary for what you don't see and what is implied. Much scarier than slash flicks where you expect a regular stream of blood and guts.

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5 years, 5 months ago at Aug 29 12:05
Great story well acted and unwraps at a decent pace. Spooky throughout really enjoyed it for an older horror.

One of the all-time great haunted house films

2 years, 11 months ago at Feb 23 14:27
"That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't want people."

The Changeling is pure class, a rare type of haunted house movie which is genuinely effective and frightening. Directed by Peter Medak, it's a horror movie short on jump scares and violence, but it succeeds because it's deftly made and insanely atmospheric. A superb mix of horror and myster... read more
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A man whose family is killed in a road accident retires to a lonely mansion and begins to experience supernatural occurrences linked to the house's mysterious past and its previous owners.
Release date: 28 March 1980
UPC: 026359063022
Tags: Horror (13), Haunted House (10), Ghosts (6), Composer (5), Ghost (5), Flashback (5), Mystery (5), Thriller (5), Politician (5), Murder (5), Car Accident (5), Seattle (4), Suspense (4), 1980s (4), 1980 (4), Supernatural (3), Wheelchair (3), Seance (2), Seattle Washington (2), Playing Ball (2)
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One of the all-time great haunted house films

“"That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't want people."

The Changeling is pure class, a rare type of haunted house movie which is genuinely effective and frightening. Directed by Peter Medak, it's a horror movie short on jump scares and violence, but it succeeds because it's deftly made and insanely atmospheric. A superb mix of horror and mystery, the film builds slowly and steadily, relying on tension and character development rather than lazy scares or gore. Due to this, mainstream horror fans may not be willing to give The Changeling a shot, but any genre connoisseur worth their salt needs to check out Medak's horror master class, as it's hands down one of the all-time great haunted house flicks.

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