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Monday, November 07, 2005

The Beast's Horror Pick for Nov. 7th-13th

I want to start offering my loyal blog readers a horror pick for the week. Run, don't walk to your nearest video store and check out this week's pick.

The Changeling

1980 haunted house flick that does it right. I am quick to dismiss haunted house movies these days because they all seem the same. A family, or sometimes an individual, moves into a house with joy and happiness. Little by little, their joy turns into terror as they realize their wonderful house is actually a den of the undead. yeah, yeah, lets move on to something original. The Changeling differs in that it is actually spooky. Veteran actor George C. Scott helps the script tremendously and the last seconds of the seance scene is still one the creepiest moments in horror movie history. Plus, we begin to learn that the "haunt" of the house is a small boy who was handicapped. Not only do children always add a layered element of fear (who doesn't shiver everytime they see the twin girls in The Shining), but the fact that it is a child in a wheelchair makes it almost unbearable. The story is apparently based on a actual haunting that took place in Cheesman Park in Denver, CO. Those darn true stories.

Anyway, good luck finding this one. Unfortunately, most video stores, especially the ones with high school students behind the counter, will look at you strange when you ask for it. I highly recommend the search however. It will be worth it.


Blogger Chyrene Pendleton said...

Interesting blog.

Cheeseman Park has had many problems over the years. I used to live in Denver and although I didn't see The Changeling, I was aware of the film based on reality.

November 08, 2005 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is one creepy movie

November 08, 2005 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Haunting of Hill House is still my favorite haunted house movie, granted, I have neglected to view The changeling.

November 08, 2005 5:04 PM  
Anonymous rexwilder said...

Wow dude, you make a haunted house horror suggestion and you get comments all over the place.

November 08, 2005 7:00 PM  
Blogger The Beast said...

I wonder what that means?

November 08, 2005 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

This is an unforgettable movie. I saw it years ago and I still remember some scenes. It has that much of an impact.

September 03, 2006 12:17 AM  
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