Changeling

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Synopsis

Peter Medak's The Changeling is among a handful of films, including The Haunting (1963), Ghost Story (1981), and Lady in White (1988), that have successfully recreated the intimate, drawing-room atmosphere of supernatural horror fiction. After his wife and daughter are killed in a snowbound car accident, classical composer John Russell (George C. Scott) relocates from New York to Seattle to teach at his alma mater. Looking for a quiet place to rest and continue writing music, he is referred Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere) at the Seattle Historical Preservation Society. Claire shows John a large, sparsely furnished estate in the outlying countryside. He takes the house, appreciating its remoteness and the solitude it might afford, and diverts himself by renovating and settling in. He even starts to compose, putting aside his older work in favor of a new, sentimental piece for the piano. It is not long, however, before he begins having nightmares about the accident that killed his wife and daughter. Possibly because of this trauma, he is open to communications from the house's ghostly occupants. Pursuing a loud, repetitive pounding noise in an upper room, he stumbles on the apparition of a young boy drowning in a tub. Working together with Claire, John discovers frightening parallels between this vision and buried events from the house's past. Horror writer M.R. James once said that his goal as a writer was to make the reader feel "pleasantly uncomfortable." Those looking for a similar experience in movies will appreciate The Changeling as a gem in the horror genre. ~ Anthony Reed, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/7/18 
Studio
Severin
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
1 hour, 47 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • cc
  • 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 - Interviews 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
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Radio Spots & TV Spot
Number of Discs
1

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