Rent The Changeling (1980)

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1h 42min
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Synopsis:
John Russell (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the horrific death of his wife and child for months. A change of lifestyle and a move to Seattle may be the only way to escape the visions that torment him. With the help of a woman, Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), a local historian, he moves into an old mansion and begins a new job. But before his life can completely heal, John Russell is plagued by a peculiar string of events, leading him to the discovery of a hidden attic room and a troubled presence that lies within. Consumed with a need to discover the truth of the hidden room, John must right an injustice from long ago.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Garth H. Drabinsky, Joel B. Michaels
Writers:
Russell Hunter, William Gray
Aka:
House on Chessman Park
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
Canada
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2002
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by director Peter Medak
  • Animated photo gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/08/2018
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films' David Gregory
  • 'The House on Cheesman Park': The Haunting True Story of The Changeling
  • 'The Music of The Changeling: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
  • 'Building the House of Horror': Interview with, Art Director Reuben Freed
  • 'The Psychotronic Tourist': The Changeling
  • 'Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling
  • Trailer
  • TV Spot

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Reviews (2) of The Changeling

Messes with the mind - The Changeling review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
13/06/2009

This film is from the 1980s so you may have a laugh at the fashions.

This film is well scripted, no blood and guts like most films but more psychological than anything else.

It is such a good film as it keeps you interested at every step of the way - you have to keep watching to see how it pans out.

I will not spoil any plot because I think it ruins it for the viewer, but it's to do with something that happened in the house in the 1900's.

There is one particular scene that reminds me a little of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining starring Jack Nicholson.

You will have to watch it to find out what happens.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Yet another haunted house - The Changeling review by AS

Spoiler Alert
20/09/2017

George C Scott lends his weighty presence to a run-of-the-mill spooky house tale. His major movie star status began to wane around this time and his later career shifted to television, albeit with some great performances. His real-life wife Trish van Devere joins him here, but this is not a good thing: she's an attractive lady but her acting is strictly by-numbers TV fare, and she adds no character to the proceedings. The scares are nothing new - dark staircases, empty rooms, self-motivating furniture, noisy plumbing. The ending is completely over the top. Worth a look for ghost story lovers.

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