Monday, October 22, 2012
"The Changeling" (1980) starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere and Melvyn Douglas is one of my all time favorite haunted house movies. I watch it every year in October to get me into the Halloween spirit!
John Russell (George C. Scott) loses his wife and young daughter in a tragic car accident. He decides to move across country to teach music at the university in Seattle and make a fresh start. Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere) works for the Historical Society and she rents the large old mansion to John. The mansion is huge and filled with old antiques. Not long after moving in, John starts hearing strange noises in the house and sees unexpected things. He also uncovers a child's room that's been closed up and hidden for many years. He and Claire later work together to uncover what happened at this house that caused it to become haunted.
This movie is one that I always remember and enjoy watching over and over. It is truly spooky movie with an atmospheric old house with a restless spirit. If you haven't seen this movie, watch it now. I think it will also become one of your favorites!