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Old 09-16-10, 09:07 PM
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Horror Film Club (September 13th) - The Changeling

The Changeling (1980)

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Here is an award-winning feature that boldly mixes a frightful ghost story with a great suspense plot and keeps you guessing all the way.

George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere star in a thriller that challenges the viewer to solve its mystery.
It's a haunted-house adventure complete with seances, nocturnal grave-diggings, ghostly spirits, and an ancient puzzle jealously guarded by a devious man (Academy Award™ winner Melvyn Douglas).
Scott is splendid as the man who becomes an unwilling instrument of a ghost's revenge and learns to trust no one.
Eerily entwining a detective story with the mystery of the supernatural, 'The Changeling' delivers solid entertainment and a frightening good time.

The movie is based on events which supposedly took place at a house in Denver, Colorado, in the 1960s.
The Chessman Park neighborhood in the movie is a reference to Cheesman Park in Denver, where the original haunting transpired.

Was the first film to win best picture in the Canadian Film Awards after its name was changed to the Genie Awards.

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Re: Horror Film Club (September 13th) - The Changeling

Excellent film, one of my favorites.
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Re: Horror Film Club (September 13th) - The Changeling

Haven't seen it in a while, but certainly still holds a place amongst the best and scariest ghost movies out there.
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Re: Horror Film Club (September 13th) - The Changeling

Here's a film I never understood the love for. I picked The Changeling up on dvd about 5 years ago following recommendations on this site and simply couldn't understand the acclaim - snails pace, generally uninteresting plotline, no sustained atmosphere and very few "creepy" aspects. On the bright side, it also didn't resort to "cheap" boo scares so much and it had George C. Scott.

A disappointment. Alas, I'm in the minority on this one.

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