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Top Ten Haunted House Films: The Changeling (1980)

Posted on Oct 09 2013

Do you like to watch movies featuring things that go bump in the night? Countdown the Top Ten Haunted House Films with us to see which ones make the list!

John Russell (George C. Scott), a composer living in New York City, moves cross-country to Washington state following the deaths of his wife and daughter in a traffic accident while on a winter vacation in upstate New York. In suburban Seattle, Russell rents a large, old and eerie Victorian-era mansion and begins piecing his life back together.

Changeling ver1 199x300 Top Ten Haunted House Films: The Changeling (1980)However, Russell soon discovers that he has unexpected and unwelcome company in his new home: the unhappy ghost of a murdered young boy. The ghost makes its presence felt by various phenomena such as shattering windows, abruptly opening and shutting doors, and manifesting itself dramatically during a seance. Russell investigates the identity of the dead child and finds that the mystery is linked to a powerful local family, the heir of which is a wealthy United States senator, Joseph Carmichael.

Russell subsequently discovers that the real Joseph Carmichael was murdered by his father. Joseph was a crippled, sickly child, and in the event of his death, the family fortune would pass to charity. Desperate to keep control of the fortune, Joseph’s father drowned young Joseph in the bathtub, secretly replaced him with a healthy orphan, and took him to Europe in the guise of seeking a treatment or cure. He returned several years later with the impostor, now grown and “cured” of his illness, and continued as if nothing had happened.

Now, the ghost of the real Joseph haunts the house, making great efforts to persuade Russell to investigate his murder, and give him some form of justice.

Information and Image courtesy of wikipedia

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