Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying ... See full summary »
A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter. Written by
Early in the film, when Diane tucks the kids into bed, there is a green mylar balloon in front of the window. During the subsequent scene where Robbie covers the clown doll with the Chewbacca jacket, the balloon is in the corner behind the clown doll. Then, minutes later, when Steven takes Robbie back to his room, the balloon is back in its original position in front of the window. See more »
Hello? What do you look like? Talk louder, I can't hear you! Hey, hello! Hello, I can't hear you! Five. Yes. Yes. I don't know. I don't know.
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The Star Spangled Banner, playing on the Freeling's TV set is heard over the initial opening credits. See more »
The Freeling family finds out their house is haunted and their young daughter is taken by the ghosts.They're facing a phenomenon that's called poltergeist.Tangina, a spiritual medium, comes to help the family.Poltergeist (1982) is directed by Tobe Hooper.It's co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg.Frank Marshall is the second producer.So some true talents are behind this film.Also some great acting there.Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams are terrific as Steven and Diane Freeling.Great child acting by Heather O'Rourke (deceased) as Carol Anne, Dominique Dunne (deceased) as Dana and Oliver Robins as Robbie.Thew late great Zelda Rubinstein is brilliant as Tangina Barrons.The late great Beatrice Straight is amazing as Dr. Lesh.James Karen is magnificent as Mr. Teague.This 30-year old film is a gem of the horror genre.It genuinely scares you.And isn't that what a good horror film is supposed to do? Like the scene with the corpses.Horrifying.You don't want to miss this one.
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