Thank you! I've been saying for years that "The Changeling" is one of the scariest, moodiest, most atmospheric ghost stories ever filmed. Now just help me convince a certain sinister individual of this fact.
It is awesome, scary, and yet a movie with suspense as well. You know something is going to happen, and that the house is haunted, but you don't know why. The sound track is great, and the scene where the little boys voice shows up on a slowed down reel to reel recording of the seance is chillingly realistic, and eerie sounding. I highly receommend it. This one pretty much has it all - ghost, seance, poltergeist activity, mystery, surprise ending, great music. And last I knew it was still available for a under $14.00 for dvd on Amazon.com:
Yes, I've seen it. It was a dull viewing experience for me. Take heart however, it's not the dullest Horror Movie I've ever seen, or the worst. I like all sorts of Horror films, and despite my salivating over the advent of the upcoming feature, Saw, my tastes are not geared toward gore fests. I'm a monster movie lover: The Universal Classics, Hammer Studios, AIP, the Alien movies, any movies that portray Aliens, The Devil and his kith and kin, Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies are right up my alley. Almost any movie that deals with Ghosts or Witches are mondo boring to me. There are exceptions: Beetlejuice, The Ring, Ghostbusters, The Craft, Warlock, Warlock: The Armageddon, The Legend of Hell House, Ghosts of Mars (I'm a BIG John Carpenter fan; The Thing is easily one of the best Horror films ever made) Hell, I like a lot of stuff you wouldn't think that I would be interested in, but The Changeling just didn't cut it for me. Sorry, dude.
People who run from a giant carrot that looks like Marshall Dillon from Gunsmoke is indeed scary.
Personally Spaulding I think you need to go back and view Carpenter's film again. This is one of those extremely rare cases where the re-make was far superior to the original. Arness (if he were still alive) just needs to dawdle off to that kid's show Veggie Tales and dance around with all those other idiotic fruitcake salad fixin's. :voorhees: