The Changeling (1980) Poster


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Referenced in 

Kokkuri (1997)
red ball slowly bouncing down stairway, at the bottom it rolls over to someone who picks it up
Ringu (1998)
Same as 'The ring'. Where the boy bones are found...
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (Video)
100 Girls (2000)
The "ball dropped downstairs" scene.
Devadoothan (2000)
Many of the movie scenes are matching with Changeling.
Feardotcom (2002)
The bouncing toy ball is a reference to this film.
The Ring (2002)
Silent Hill 3 (2003) (Video Game)
The shot of the wheelchair in the office building is almost identical in lighting and color to the cover and poster of The Changeling.
Terkel in Trouble (2004)
Terkel's nightmare sequence features a version of the classic scene from The Changeling with a ball bouncing down the stairs.
Boo (2005)
There are two references to The Changeling (1980). The first is when a little girl is playing with a red and white rubber ball (it looks very similar to the one in the former film). The second and most prominent reference is when a mental patient is being dragged away, kicking and screaming while a guard taunts him with the following line, "Time for your bath, Carmichael!" The actor playing the patient is none other than Voldi Way, who played Joseph Carmichael in The Changeling when he was a kid.
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Crepuscule (2007) (Short)
A red rubber ball bouncing down the stairs.
Supernatural: Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (2008) (TV Episode)
The ball bouncing down the stairs like the one George C. Scott's character tries to get rid of by throwing in the river. The ball on Bobby's stairs is even really shiny and looks wet.
The Skeptic (2009)
In "The Changeling", George C. Scott, whose wife and child have recently died in a freak accident, moves into a haunted house. There he sees a ball bouncing down the stairs by itself.
Insidious (2010)
Almost identical Seance scene
The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010) (Video)
Mentioned by the Raimi character
The Innkeepers (2011)
Single Piano Key Presses By Itself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.122 (2011) (TV Episode)
Neve Campbell says it's her favorite scary movie
The Awakening (2011)
Red ball bouncing down a staircase.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
poster/still picture
Slash-in-the-Box (2011) (Short)
The "ball on the stairs" scene is a reference to the 1980 horror film The Changeling.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Ball bouncing down the stairs.
The Conjuring (2013)
Ball in the cellar.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
We Are Still Here (2015)
Homage to the scene with the ball rolling down the staircase.
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film.


Devadoothan (2000)
Many scenes are reproduced in the Malayalam movie.

Featured in 

Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown in the appropriate Canadian horror-related section of the documentary.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part II: 75-51 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 54 on the list
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
Haunted House Real Estate segment
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Scariest Haunted Houses in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Carmichael Mansion is #3.
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Ghost Stories (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Changeling (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob hosts the film.
In Search of Darkness (2019)
Clips are featured in the 1980 segment.

Spoofed in 

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The ball bouncing down the stairs
Bunnicula: Haunted Dog House (2016) (TV Episode)
Ball bouncing down a staircase, in this case, a tennis ball.

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