The Changeling
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Peter Medak directed this creepy tale of horror with George C. Scott as John Russell, a widowed music professor who moves into a haunted mansion in Seattle. He hires Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), a local historical society worker, to help him investigate the story behind the old house. Claire and John discover that the spirit inhabiting the house belongs to a boy murdered by his father in an effort to collect an inheritance. When the father found out that he couldn't collect on the inheritance until his son became twenty-one, he replaced his murdered son with a substitute. The… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Changeling is a superior haunted house thriller."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Copiado à exaustão nas duas últimas décadas, encontra-se datado, mas a ótima atuação de Scott, o roteiro bem amarrado e a direção de Medak merecem aplausos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Rises above convention with some fantastic acting and a careful layering of supernatural rumblings and clue-gathering that makes for a compelling two hours."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"A solidly made, genuinely creepy and effective ghost story of a type the movies rarely attempt and even more rarely get right."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The leaps made by Scott's agile mind in identifying both victim and usurper leave logic and credence on the starting block."
‑ Fiona Ferguson, Time Out
"corny but creepy"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"One of the very few films that truly, terribly horrifies. A classic."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"If it only took craftsmanship to make a haunted house movie, The Changeling would be a great one."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"For the most part it's imaginative, understated and effectively creepy."
‑ , Film4
"...a well-told ghost story..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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