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Cool Poltergeist Movie Poster Art from Hopko Designs

25 October 2012 6:35 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here's another great piece of poster art by Hopko Designs! This one is for the Steven Spielberg and Toby Hooper film Poltergeist, which is one of my favorite horror movies of all time! I watch this movie every year around Halloween to help get into the spirit of the season, so it makes for a great Halloween post.

Here's a few bits of fun trivia about the film that you might not know about:

Stephen King was briefly approached to write the screenplay. It would have been the first written by King directly for the screen, but the parties could not agree on the terms.  The film was originally given a R rating, but the filmmakers protested successfully and got a PG rating (the PG-13 rating did not exist at the time). When originally released in the UK the film was given an 'X' certificate, prohibiting anyone under 18 from seeing the film. »

- Joey Paur

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13 Days of Horror: Five Freaky Facts About "Poltergeist!"

19 October 2012 6:35 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

With Halloween right around the corner, we're counting down the days by posting five facts about our favorite fright flicks.Today's featured film is "Poltergeist" (1982).1. The hands which pull the flesh off of the investigator’s face were actually director Steven Spielberg's. 2. Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne Freeling, died of intestinal stenosis six years after the film was released. Dominique Dunne, who played the teenage daughter, was strangled by her boyfriend and died in 1982 … the same year as the film’s release. Many believe there is a curse associated with the film.3. Drew Barrymore was up for the role of Carol Anne, but Spielberg wanted someone more "angelic." However, her audition for the role did land her the starring part in "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial."4. Both the clown and the tree outside the window that scared Robbie Freeling in the flick came from Steven Spielberg’s real-life childhood fears. »

- tooFab Staff

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'Poltergeist' Posters: A Look Back At 1982 Horror Classic

3 June 2012 3:35 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"They're heeere." In 1982, those two words, uttered by six-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, ended up changing the horror landscape. The movie was "Poltergeist," a horror flick that went on to produce two underwhelming sequels, numerous spoofs and a whole host of conspiracy theories surrounding the film's production. Thirty years ago today, "Poltergeist" was released in theaters. Starring O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, the film focused on a ghost who invaded the home of a suburban California family. Moviefone will have more this week regarding the movie's 30th anniversary, but, for now, let's take a look at a collection of creepy posters and famous clips from the horror franchise. »

- Alex Suskind

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