20 September 2014

The Changeling (1980)
115 min.
Directed by Peter Medak.
With George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh, John Colicos, Barry Morse, Madeline Thornton-Sherwood, Frances Hyland.
Superior, powerful ghost story.

After the death of his family in a horrible car accident, desolate George C. Scott relocates to a large, overwhelming (& ominous) estate home. But soon strange phenomena begins to occur...sounds...voices...is he alone in the house?

Turns out the house is probably possessed by the restless spirit of an undead ghost. More importantly, if a spirit does indeed dwell in the house with him...who is it, and why?

Scott is first rate (as is wife Van Devere), the atmosphere unusually palpable. Successful ghost vehicles are a rare and fragile breed.

The Changeling is a strong, ethereal bird.

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