THE CHANGELING
1980, Joel B. Michaels/Garth Drabinsky Productions, 109 min, USA, Dir: Peter Medak

Director Peter Medak’s superb ghost story has been recently rediscovered for what it is: one of the most chillingly effective portraits of the supernatural made in the past 30 years. George C. Scott stars as a musician, grieving over the recent deaths of his wife and daughter, who moves into a drafty old mansion - only to find it inhabited by the spirit of a young and very restless ghost.


THE OBLONG BOX
1969, MGM Repertory, 91 min, Dir: Gordon Hessler

Loosely adapting an Edgar Allan Poe story aided by the sumptuously atmospheric cinematography of John Coquillon, Hessler spins a tale of the consequences of colonialism. In 1860s England, callous Sir Julian (Vincent Price) hides his disfigured brother, Sir Edward (Alistair Williamson) in the attic after his sibling is victimized by a voodoo curse meant for him. With Christopher Lee, Hilary Dwyer.


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