The Changeling remake moves forward
I think that The Changeling with George C. Scott is perhaps the most effective horror film I've ever seen. One of the most surprising things about the film is that it manages to provide every scare and every unsettled moment with tension, suspense and without blood and gore galore.
The 1979 film of The Changeling (Filmstalker review), of which I was lucky enough to see a full blown screening last year, is an incredibly spooky film which sees a man move into a mansion which is haunted by the ghost of a child. He tries to understand why the ghost remains as the mystery deepens around him.
It's a superb film, really it is, and I would recommend it, and in a way I am disappointed that the film is being remade, but at the same time I think there's a lot to be had from recreating the film in a modern style but retaining that superb suspense. Perhaps Hollywood could be reminded that there's a lot more to horror than slash and gore.
I wonder if del Toro will eventually direct? I think it might just be a great project for him, but the most exciting part of the news from Bloody Disgusting is the scripting by Haggis.
Have you seen The Changeling? Do you think it is worth a remake?