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The Changeover

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 1h 35min
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Genre Tags: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who threatens her family.

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Outside Reviews:

Matt Zoller Seitz
4 out of 4 stars -

"The Changeover," about a teenage girl trying to save her kid brother after he's captured by a malevolent creature, is a coming-of-age drama, a horror movie, and a "hero's journey" film, rolled into one grandly entertaining package. It's creepy, moving, and ultimately inspirational, and its more disturbing images stick in the mind. It's the kind of movie that could become a sleeper hit if it had marketing muscle behind it, but alas, it doesn't; it's an independent film that's opening this week on a handful of screens in North America after playing Australia and New Zealand months earlier. It's worth seeking out no matter how much trouble you have to go to, because it's special: assured but modest, full of surprises. It doesn't go the way you expect it to, and yet in retrospect each move seems inevitable, like the incremental fulfillment of a prophecy.