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642 Ratings

The Changeling

Directed by Peter Medak
Canada, 1980
Horror, Thriller


A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

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The Changeling Directed by Peter Medak

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

1980 | 8 wins including: Best Motion Picture

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

1981 | Winner: Golden Reel Award

Critics reviews

Medak generates terror not just by employing specific, repeated items and motifs (a wheelchair, a bouncing ball, a music-box melody) but also—as with a young girl’s nightmare—by showing supernatural sights only after first suggesting them, by means of characters’ descriptions, in order to inspire the audience’s unsettled imagination.
July 15, 2013
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