in about 100 words or lesss
Canada 107m, Colour
Director: Peter Medak; Cast: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, John Colicos, Jean Marsh, Helen Burns, Madeleine Sherwood, Barry Morse
The Changeling is a classic style haunted house murder mystery about John Russell, a music composer who takes up residence in an old mansion after losing his own wife and daughter in a car accident. Still struggling to cope with his own loss, Russell discovers a terrifying seventy year old secret after a séance reveals that a child’s murder had been committed in the house which no one had yet discovered. The Changeling is a wonderfully frightful supernatural tale that relies on a well-written screenplay, believable performances and simple supernatural effects that can still induce shivers (Klaus Ming August 2013).