Kids in horror are all the rage right now and Vertical Entertainment’s The Changeover is another to tackle the subgenre.
In the film, sixteen-year-old Laura Chant (Erana James) lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life. Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey also star.
This exclusive clip from the Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt-directed supernatural thriller shows us the evil in play, forcing Jacko to burn his little hand on the stove. It’s similar to that of Orion’s The Prodigy, which opens tonight.
In theaters and on VOD platforms February 22nd, The Changeover is based on the Carnegie Medal-winning novel by Margaret Mahy.