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Really Awful Movies: Ep 167 – The Changeling

A superficially straight-ahead ghost story, there’s much more to The Changeling than meets the eye. There’s also a political procedural aspect to this, which is probably a bit less than successful, but that which keeps things interesting.

Well-known in horror circles as among the best of its kind, The Changeling will delight fans of the supernatural.

You really can’t go wrong with George C. Scott. He was Patton after all.

Scott portrays Professor Russell, a grieving music composition instructor who takes a gig teaching in the Pacific Northwest, after losing his family in a horrific crash.

And he’s gotta find somewhere to live right? Well, what better place than a sprawling, creepy Victorian mansion?

It’s rented to him by a woman, Claire, who provides a sounding board for Russell, who confides in her that he’s sensing unnerving things in the abode.

And of course, a spiritual medium is called in to see who’s haunting the house. It turns out to be someone somewhat unexpected.

Check out The Changeling, and be sure to check out new episodes of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, uploaded every Friday.



Really Awful Movies: Ep 165 – Brain Damage

Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case follow up, the equally fascinating Brain Damage.

“Aylmer” is a slug-like creature which injects a liquid into its host, giving them psychedelic highs. When our hero Brian gets “attached” to the thing, it starts to give him visions…and they’re addictive ones to boot. However, there’s a catch. For in the pharmaceutical world, what goes up, must come down. He starts to become strung out.

However it turns out, that Aylmer needs a steady diet of fresh brains to dine on, without which he cannot sustain his powers. This involves cajoling a now-willing Brian, to go out on the town.

A terrifically fun (and very gross) feature from Henenlotter. Check it out!