Episode 49: Childhood Ghosts – The Changeling & Lady in White

We break out the Ouija board and contact the spirits of our childhood selves to explore two ghost story movies that terrified us as children.

Sources

The Changeling (1980)

A Denver House That Inspired a Horror Film” by Katie Rudolph, Denver Public Library

The History of a Denver House That Inspired a Horror Film” by Katie Rudolph, Denver Public Library

Cheesman Park: Haunted by Fun (and angry ghosts, probably)” by Byron Graham, Westword

Lady in White (1988)

Director’s commentary

Show Info:

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4 comments to “Episode 49: Childhood Ghosts – The Changeling & Lady in White”

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  1. Rob - November 1, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply

    The Changeling is one of my all-time favourite films so I’m always happy to hear reviews and other people’s opinions and I enjoyed yours. It made me laugh that you weren’t convinced by the medium because “I don’t buy mediums” yet you were happy to buy in to there being a ghost. It’s a movie! It’s all made up! You need to suspend belief for all of it!

    I’m glad the importance of the soundtrack got a mention in your review. Often the soundtrack and sound effects don’t get the appreciation they deserve in reviews but they are such an integral part of the movie. The soundtrack was actually released as a 2-CD set by Percepto Records in 2002. Only 1,000 were made so it’s hard to get hold of but it’s on YouTube if you want to hear it.

    For anyone who hasn’t seen the film I think you probably said way too much about it and played too many revealing clips. I was left feeling there was no point in watching the film after hearing your review. Next time, you should warn people at the start that your reviews will be full of spoilers.

    Anyway, it was an enjoyable enough listen.

    All the best,

    Rob

    • GhostHostTab - November 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm Reply

      We probably tend to count too much on the fact that our regular listeners know that we talk about the entire movie and include spoilers. We approach the show as more of a discussion of the film, rather than a review, and the expectation is that people will have seen the film before they listen, but we should probably make that more clear. Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Rob - November 1, 2017 at 11:47 am Reply

    A Japanese blu-ray version of The Changeling has been released but the quality is awful so no one should buy it. Better news is that a new blu-ray is on its way which will certainly be much better. Director Peter Medak and others are currently working on it. There are two versions of the standard DVD out there and it sounds like you don’t have the best one. Find the version with Peter Medak’s commentary in the special features. It’s a very worthwhile listen.

    Japanese blu-ray – http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Changeling-Blu-ray/75308 (Don’t get this!)
    New blu-ray – https://www.facebook.com/dvdnewsflash/posts/1503460569720402 (Get this when it comes out)
    DVD – The US DVD does not have Director Peter Medak’s commentary. Some UK and other European versions do.

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