Thursday, October 8, 2009
"It's an old house, it makes noises"
The Changeling stars George C. Scott as John Russell, a composer whose wife and child die in a freak hit by a semi truck accident. He moves into a mansion where he quickly realizes that he's not alone. But before we get into all that, I'm feeling an unstoppable urge to rant. Please excuse me, this won't take but a minute.
This guy...THIS GUY...he deserves that he gets. He buys a gigantic three story mansion and for what? It's not like he has a wife and daughter to live there with him! What's he going to do with all those rooms? He's gonna get haunted! That's what he's gonna do! Little dead boys are going to live in his bathtubs and his windows are going to bust all out. Don't ask me to feel sorry for him, rich old man, he can buy new windows. What he should do is rent out those rooms real cheap to people who don't have rooms, sad old man...his piano playing ass could use the company.
Sorry about that, it had to be said. Don't judge the movie on my anger. Last year's marathon was sort of disappointing. This year's been nothing but home runs. The Fly, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, The Stepford Wives, Evil Dead II, and more! I have to wholly recommend The Changeling to any fans of horror/thriller/mystery movies. This isn't really a review, I'm not going to go into a lot of the details of the film. Just trust me and make the leap. The Changeling gets a 10/10.