Episode 83. Follow the Bouncing Ball: The Changeling (1980)


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By Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West, Andrea Subissati, and Alexandra West. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
By reminding us of the past, ghosts can shape our future, revealing hidden truths, histories and uncertainties that we’re often too scared to acknowledge. Grief and terror become inextricably intertwined in Peter Medak’s The Changeling, and Andrea and Alex untangle the metaphors, traumas and unspoken realities that have made this film a Canadian horror classic.
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The Changeling. Dir Peter Medak, 1980.


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