Is The Changeling on Apple TV+ scary?

LaKeith Stanfield in "The Changeling," streaming on Apple TV+.
LaKeith Stanfield in "The Changeling," streaming on Apple TV+. /

New fantasy series The Changeling is now streaming on Apple TV+! The first three episodes of the eight-episode seasons dropped on Sept. 8, 2023. Going forward one new installment will be released weekly until Oct. 13. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you may be wondering if the series is scary.

The show stars LaKeith Stanfield as Apollo Kagwa, Clark Backo as Emma “Emmy” Valentine, Adina Porter as Lillian Kagwa, Samuel T. Herring as William Wheeler, Jared Abrahamson as Brian West, Amirah Vann as Kim Valentine, and Malcolm Barrett as Patrice Green.

Some people are here for all the scares, while others want to watch something that’s a bit more lighthearted. So what’s the deal with The Changeling? We’ve got the answer for you below!

Is The Changeling on Apple TV+ scary?

While it’s not to the point of a horror movie, some of you might consider The Changeling on Apple TV+ to be scary. The show is described as a horror fantasy. It’s also based on the novels of the same name by author Victor LaValle. The books are billed as horror fantasies as well.

Though it’s not too bad. At least so far, there’s some bloody injuries and a couple of minor jump scares. It’s going to depend on your comfort level. The trailer below does show some of the “scarier” elements you might see. We’ve shared the synopsis and trailer below:

"The Changeling is a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed."

Is The Changeling appropriate for kids?

No, The Changeling is not appropriate for kids. The series is rated TV-MA, which means Mature Audience Only. The horror fantasy is not suitable for those who are under the age of 17. So we definitely wouldn’t have your kids watching along with you.

The Changeling streams new episodes Fridays on Apple TV+.

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