Thursday, October 8, 2009

Month of Horror - Day Eight: The Changling

"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.

3 comments:

The Mad Hatter said...

I wonder how many people rent this and get increasingly spooked while waiting for Angelina Jolie to show up...

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

This is one of the best horror movies out there and one of the few I don't think I can re-watch as it's just that scary. Great selection!

Jennie-O said...

Um, he didn't buy the house. The university allowed the widowed guy to live there as it was a Historic building. Great scary movie though!!