title of a film, old man lives in a house with family they die but grandaughter ends up ghost house falls end.?

The family all die but the old man, something to do with a bath and a locket or music, the house in the end is destroyed but i can't remember the name of the film.

1 Answer

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Changeling (1980) ?

    starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh, John Colicos, Barry Morse

    IMDb synopsis:

    It was the perfect family vacation for composer John Russell and his family when a freak automobile accident claims the lives of his wife and daughter. Consumed by grief, John, at the request of friends, rents an old turn of the century house. Mammoth in size, the house seems all the room that John needs to write music and reflect. He does not realize that he is not alone in the house. He shares it with the spirit of a murdered child who has homed in on John's despair and uses him to uncover decades of silence and deceit. With the help of Claire Norman, the one who aided John in procuring the house, they race to find the answers and soon learn that a devious and very powerful man guards them.

    Here's the movie trailer:


    Youtube thumbnail

    NOTE: In this, a crippled child is drowned by his father in a bathtub. The man replaces his son secretly with an orphan, giving him the same religious medallion as that his son wore. There is a music box, and the man who moves into the abandoned house happens to write a tune that turns out to match that on the music box. The house burns down at the end, but the box escapes unscathed. The "changeling" son is quite elderly when this occurs.

    This is the only movie that comes to mind now.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.