YMMV / The Changeling

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Did Senator Carmichael know that his father murdered the real son and was trying to cover it up? Or was he simply assuming that John was trying to blackmail him like others had tried to do to him prior? Or was he covering the fact that he was actually adopted and that the Carmichael fortune would be in some serious legal jeopardy if it were ever to be revealed to the public?
  • Moral Event Horizon: The whole reason for the haunting is one: Richard Carmichael drowned his own son in order to replace him and make sure that he will not lose the huge inheritance in case Joseph was known to have died.
    • Captain De Witt crossed it when he threatened John with falseful incarceration in a psychiatric asylum and even used his wife's and daughter's deaths to justify his supposed eroding sanity.
  • Stoic Woobie: John Russell.