Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Changeling (1980) aka L'Enfant Du Diable

5 / 5
Tagline: "How did you die, Joseph...? Did you die in this house...? Why do you remain...?"
Directed by: Peter Medak
Written by: Russell Hunter, William Gray
Actors include: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Mervyn Douglas
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 107 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Canada

So I'm one of those people who think actual scary movies are very few and far between, and this is a scary movie if ever I've seen one. It starts out with a famous composer who's family dies in a tragic accident. He moves into this big creepy place and a woman in town warns him that the home isn't fit for someone to live in. Soon really strange things start happening, stuff moving and making noises that shouldn't and all sorts of creepy goings ons. Soon he learns he is to be a tool for someone else, for something terrible happened in the house many years ago. It is full of surprises, uncomfortable scenes, and the story is genuinely interesting on it's own and unexpected. This really excelled in every possible way, although I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this one I couldn't believe how truly awesome it actually was. It's not filled with blood, so if you want a bloody slasher, I'd avoid but it satisfied every horror need I had. Gripping to the very end, and without a doubt one of the scariest horror films I've ever seen.

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