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Followed by 

Remade as 

Poltergeist (2015)

Edited into 

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)

Spin-off 

Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996) (TV Series)

References 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When Tangina is first introduced, Steve says "So, what side of the rainbow are we working tonight?", which is a reference to both the Munchkins and the song "Over The Rainbow".
The Uninvited (1944)
Jobeth Williams' line in the movie "Mmm, smell the Mimosa" was a tribute to the movie "The Uninvited", a 1949 ghost story that was a favorite of Steven Spielberg's. In "The Uninvited", the characters knew a ghost was in the room whenever they smelled Mimosa, hence the reference that Spielberg gave to Jobeth to say.
Twilight Zone: Little Girl Lost (1962) (TV Episode)
Blonde little girl disappears into an alternate dimension inside her house, parents hear her cries echoeing through the house, but from this alt dimension
Hulk (1966) (TV Series)
figure seen
60 Minutes (1968) (TV Series)
The Exorcist (1973)
Jaws (1975)
Animal House (1978)
Diane calls a pool worker stealing food "Bluto"
Alien (1979)
Poster is in Rob's room.
That's Incredible! (1980) (TV Series)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
A Tauntaun toy can be seen in Carol Anne and Robbie's room.
The Evil Dead (1981)
posessed tree coming to life and attacking person through vines! (although released in 82, Evil Dead was finished in 1979)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy/Lionel Richie (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Dolly Dots: Dottenhove op stelten (1983) (TV Episode)
Mike says he's taking Angela to see this movie
Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983) (TV Movie)
references the movie in a joke
At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the film in the "x-ray" segment.
Explorers (1985)
When they first see the spaceship, Wolfgang says 'They're Here'.
Joey (1985)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
The radio station signs off with "The Star Spangled Banner" just like the TV station does. In both movies its played right before the "bad things" happen.
Muppet Babies: The Muppet Broadcasting Company (1986) (TV Episode)
When the power goes out, Gonzo says "theeeey're here!"
Cheers: House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick (1986) (TV Episode)
Carla mentions, she saw Poltergeist
Prom Night II (1987)
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Ogre says, "they're heeeere" when the nerds arrive at the airport
The Golden Girls: Letter to Gorbachev (1987) (TV Episode)
Dorothy, when the troop returns: "Now I know how that family in Poltergeist felt!"
Perfect Strangers: The Horn Blows at Midnight (1987) (TV Episode)
Balki says, "He's heere", in a way reminiscent of Heather O'Rourke's famous line in the movie.
The Real Ghost Busters: Egon on the Rampage (1987) (TV Episode)
Verbal reference by Janine
Full House: Our Very First Promo (1987) (TV Episode)
Kimmy says that Stephanie looks like the girl from Poltergeist.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Drive-In Madness! (1987)
A still photo is shown.
Demonwarp (1988)
Cindy says "we're here!" with the same tone and inflection as Carol Anne's famous line of dialogue.
Super Xuxa versus Satan (1988)
The famous television scene is referenced.
The Real Ghost Busters: Poultrygeist (1988) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Carol Ann): "They're here!"
The Church (1989)
Transylvania Twist (1989)
The film is quoted
Love or Money (1990)
Chris says "they're here!" in the same manner as Carol Anne
Flatliners (1990)
As David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon) is about to be "killed," he says to Nelson (Keifer Sutherland,) "Nelson, don't let go of the rope." In Poltergeist, Craig T. Nelson's character is admonished not to let go of the rope while his wife passes into the spirit world.
Repossessed (1990)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror (1990) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons' "Bad Dream House," like the Freeling's home, was built on an Indian burial ground and also implodes in the same manner.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) (TV Movie)
During the fire at the psychic fair, you can just hear someone yelling "Carol Anne" a few times.
Beetlejuice: Poultrygeist (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991) (Video Game)
According to the hint book that Roger can buy at Software Excess, the third and fourth answers to the question "I'm in a long tunnel with a light visible at the far end. What should I do?" are "Haven't you ever seen POLTERGEIST?" and "Go into the light, Carol Ann!".
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Ain't No Business Like Show Business (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the stand-up comedy routine
The X-Files: Shadows (1993) (TV Episode)
Scully references the famous line "They're here." when Mulder speaks of poltergeists.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace's line: "I have exorcised the demon. This house is clear."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
Pamela Hayden is credited as "Pamela 'Poltergeist' Hayden."
The Nanny: Pishke Business (1994) (TV Episode)
When C.C. makes a noise while hiding in the closet, Fran tries to explain it away to Mr. Haste by saying, "Poltergeist.. I got the apartment really cheap, but I can't watch TV".
Animaniacs: Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo (1995) (TV Episode)
Skippy, using the same inflection as Carol Anne, says, "They're here!"
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995) (TV Episode)
Bart tries to save Homer trapped in the other world, by running into a door full of light with a rope tied around his waist
Animaniacs: This Pun for Hire/Star Truck/Go Fish/Multiplication (1995) (TV Episode)
When Yakko, Wakko, and Dot beam aboard the ship, they say (with the same inflection as Carol Anne), "We're here!"
Witchcraft 8: Salem's Ghost (1996) (Video)
ghost moves around objects in the house the same way
House of the Damned (1996)
a missing daughter "trapped" inside the house and a seance used to talk to her
Friends: The One with the Giant Poking Device (1996) (TV Episode)
Phoebe mentions the film.
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland (1996) (Video Game)
Mentioned by Lizzie in the intro.
Dexter's Laboratory: Filet of Soul/Golden Diskette (1997) (TV Episode)
In "Filet of Soul," Dee Dee is trapped in another dimension, just like Carol Anne in "Poltergeist."
RocketMan (1997)
Gex 64: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
Gex's catchphrase in the horror level: "Excuse me! Has anybody seen Carol Anne?"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Only Have Eyes for You (1998) (TV Episode)
They declare that the spirit is a poltergeist. Xander also says, "Fill me in then, 'cause I've read the book, seen the movie and I'm still fuzzy about what's going on."
Hinterholz 8 (1998)
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
Upon finishing the "ghost" quest in the den the player character will say "this house is clean"
Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette (1999) (Video)
Jon Bruno is introduced as art director on Poltergeist
The Boondock Saints (1999)
"This house is clean."
Sliders: Map of the Mind (1999) (TV Episode)
Dr. Malcolm White says, "They're heeeere!"
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Where the Wild Things Are (2000) (TV Episode)
Xander: "This house is clean"
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Wendigo (2001)
Shrek (2001)
Luigi's Mansion (2001) (Video Game)
Luigi's vacuum cleaner is a joke reference to this title.
The Omen Legacy (2001) (TV Movie)
Cubbyhouse (2001)
Creating A.I. (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Dark Angel: Exposure (2002) (TV Episode)
Logan says one of the psychcic kids would have "went all Poltergeist"
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Returner (2002)
During a flashback scene, when the aliens invade the lower sector of the base, a woman says, "They're here," in a tone similar to Heather O'Rourke's.
The Ring (2002)
Ghost Ship (2002)
South Park: The Biggest Douche in the Universe (2002) (TV Episode)
After expelling Kenny's spirit from Cartman, Chef's Ma says the line "This child is clean" in the same manner as Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) says "This house is clean" in Poltergeist.
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
"Step into the light" line is repeated
Identity (2003)
Ghost Master (2003) (Video Game)
Poultrygeist
Shredder (2003)
Cole says "Don't go into the light" in mock-fashion.
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Los Serrano: Trigo limpio (2003) (TV Episode)
Poltergeist is mentioned in this episode.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Kelis (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue and in Spy Glass
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is visible on a magazine cover.
Tripping the Rift: Ghost Ship (2004) (TV Episode)
Quoted by Bob
Cairo (2004) (Short)
with the chair-stacking scene
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
same TV and girl
American Dad!: Homeland Insecurity (2005) (TV Episode)
Stan refers to "the girl of Poltergeist that now should be 16".
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Supernatural: Phantom Traveler (2005) (TV Episode)
When Dean and Sam are talking with Jerry Panowski about a possible poltergeist, a co-worker walks by and says: " Poltergeist? I love that movie!"
Supernatural: Home (2005) (TV Episode)
Dean says the psychic who helps them fight a poltergeist "did her Zelda Rubinstein thing."
Justice League: Alive! (2006) (TV Episode)
Both the words and the way Toyman speaks them are virtually identical to the phrase spoken by Carol Ann in the Poltergeist films: "They're he-e-re."
Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Venture Bros.: Powerless in the Face of Death (2006) (TV Episode)
Dr. Orpheus drops out of the ceiling, covered in pink goo, in much the same way as characters exit the "other side" in Poltergeist.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.218 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movie Catch Phrases" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.229 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Graveyard Shift" category
Psych: Who Ya Gonna Call? (2006) (TV Episode)
When Shawn is trying to remember where he got the idea of how to trick Gus when they were kids, he says he may have gotten it from Poltergeist.
American Dad!: The American Dad After School Special (2006) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Francine discovers the food in the pool references the scene in the film in which JoBeth Williams discovers that the new pool is full of corpses.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Veronica Mars: Charlie Don't Surf (2006) (TV Episode)
Dick says "They're heeere." when the feminists arrive, similar to how Carol Ann, the little girl in Poltergeist, says the same line in response to the spirits arriving.
South Park: With Apologies to Jesse Jackson (2007) (TV Episode)
Cartman makes the little person say "Carol Anne, don't go into the light".
The Killing Floor (2007)
Title of movie seen in videostore towards the end of the movie.
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
In the beginning, when the man is talking on the radio, he says "what's he expecting to find down here? Ghosts of old miners?" Followed by "They're here!" which is reminiscent of Heather O'Rourke's infamous line.
Blood Ties: Gifted (2007) (TV Episode)
line: "Celeste thought it was poltergeists, you know, like the movie."
Disturbia (2007)
The underground skeletal remains surfacing out of the muddy water is an homage to 1982's "Poltergeist"
Supernatural: Hollywood Babylon (2007) (TV Episode)
Dean talks of how in poltergeist (1982) they used real bones on set
Destination Truth: Haunted Village/Naga (2007) (TV Episode)
Host Josh Gates mentions his love of the film while talking about ghosts
Dorks & Damsels (2007)
Mentioned by Astropia employee to a boy
The Making of 'Stupid Teenagers Must Die!' (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by crew member as a favorite horror film.
Return of the Living Dead: The Dead Have Risen (2007) (Video)
James Karen's role in this film mentioned.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Team Tipton (2007) (TV Episode)
Zack lures a guest away from the St. Mark's with stories of "TV sets coming to life" and "trees eating children."
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
"Cross over children. Step into the light."
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Dying Breed (2008)
"They're heeeere" said the same way
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac & Charlie Die: Part 2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Charlie mentions it in dialogue
Mad Cow (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Wishful Thinking (2008) (TV Episode)
"This house is clean"
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough (2008) (Video Game)
When he sees that his house is haunted, Strong Bad refuses to use his computer, saying that he might "get sucked into the screen or something"
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009) (TV Movie)
Ace: "The house is clean"
QI: Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
The heroine of the movie is trapped in a muddy pool as a decomposing body bobs around her in the water, seemingly attacking her.
The Big Bang Theory: The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition (2009) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says "They're here" in the same tone of voice as Carol in the movie.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) takes a little bit of Poltergeist
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says this movie scared him as a child.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses horror movies with PG ratings
Eureka: Insane in the P-Brane (2009) (TV Episode)
Poltergeist/ghost-type activity in the episode, Dreckmeier says the "They're here" line in a similar fashion to the movie quote
The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) (TV Episode)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
Psych: Let's Get Hairy (2009) (TV Episode)
Stewart says that he has not watched TV since he saw "Poltergeist."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Spontaneous Combustion (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the posters of Tobe Hooper's previous films was shown.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.90 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
Gonger 2 - Das Böse kehrt zurück (2010) (TV Movie)
mentioned
Supernatural: Dark Side of the Moon (2010) (TV Episode)
Dean calls Castiel "Carol Anne"
Alan Wake (2010) (Video Game)
Cynthia Weaver states that she sometimes speaks to Thomas Zane through the TV, much like Carol Freeling did in the film. One of the achievements of the game, "They're heeeeeere!", is titled after a line from the movie.
Lights Out (2010)
After the latest events, one student says to another one that some house may be built on an old Indian cemetary, like in "Poltergeist".
Warehouse 13: Mild Mannered (2010) (TV Episode)
Claudia says, "This house is clean."
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article. Also, poster is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Trees Were Angry That Day, My Friends" category
Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010)
The line "They're here".
Being Human: The End of the World as We Knew It (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Aidan
Supernatural: Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Phineas and Ferb: Run, Candace, Run/Last Train to Bustville (2011) (TV Episode)
In "Run, Candace, Run", Dr. Doofenshmirtz attempts to wards off a potential buyer of his apartment by saying it was built on an Indian burial ground, which was the main cause of the hauntings of the house in this film
Parks and Recreation: Harvest Festival (2011) (TV Episode)
Upon being told that the harvest festival is set up on a Wamapoke burial site, Perd says that it is "much like the house in the movie 'Poltergeist.'"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy describes "Insidious" as a remake of the film
An Evening with My Comatose Mother (2011) (Short)
The evil clown doll was inspired by the clown doll in Poltergeist
Estrenos Críticos: 10/06/2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
comented and poster shown
The Killing: Beau Soleil (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Masterclass of Horror (2011) (Video)
One of the films spoken about by Garris
The Makeup Madness of Craig Reardon (2011) (Video)
Reardon talks about this as part of the featurette
True Blood: Me and the Devil (2011) (TV Episode)
Terry mentions the movie
Castle: Head Case (2011) (TV Episode)
Castles states the movies famous line "they're here"
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Katie's dad says she is like "Carol-Anne" because she can connect with poltergeists
Castle: Demons (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle quotes the film's "They're here." tagline when reviewing video footage with Beckett and Ryan.
Mad: Kitchen Nightmares Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy (2011) (TV Episode)
"They moved the headstones, but not the graves"!
Mad: Money Ball Z/Green Care Bear (2011) (TV Episode)
Barry explains to the ghost that he has the right to haunt the house because the house is built over a graveyard with all of the tomb stones removed.
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Little girl saying "they're here"
Being Human: The Ties That Blind (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hagan Reviews: The Truth About Demons (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's giving us a Poltergeist reference."
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
The chairs inside Lassiter's condo are mysteriously stacked on top of each other in the same manner as the chairs in the Freelings' house in "Poltergeist."
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Corri asks the landlord if there is an Indian burial ground underneath the apartment they are renting.
The Avengers (2012)
"They're here."
The Cinema Snob: Faces of Death (2012) (TV Episode)
"Not sure if Poltergeist needed this extra prologue..."
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #8.294 (2012) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions the film
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
In "The Greatest Story Ever Holed," the Simpsons' home implodes in the same manner as the Freelings' home in "Poltergeist."
RiffTrax Live: Birdemic - Shock and Terror (2012)
"Dam Poltergeist, yeah I know you're here!"
Midnight Movie Review: Poltergeist (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Hart of Dixie: Walkin' After Midnight (2012) (TV Episode)
Wade mentions "the poltergeist from 'Poltergeist'."
The Cinema Snob: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
what Tobe Hooper went on to direct
Empire State (2013)
Poster displayed outside movie theatre with showtimes listed on the marquee
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013) (Video Game)
In the opening cut-scene, a sleeping Luigi is awoken by the sound of his static-filled TV, which he crawls toward.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
A mission is titled "They're Hee-ere"
The Conjuring (2013)
Zoom in shot of TV showing static.
The Cinema Snob: In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (2013) (TV Episode)
"Why do I get the feeling this is going to be what the remake of Poltergeist is gonna be like?"
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013) (Video Game)
Guest in the fourth floor's room 3 -"They're here!"
The Cinema Snob: Saturday the 14th (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's got all the trappings of Poltergeist..."
The 28th Day: The Wrath of Steph (2013)
Film is mentioned by Liz Lucky
American Dad!: Poltergasm (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Halloween (2013) (TV Episode)
"He moved the tombstones, but he didn't move the graves?!"
Grey's Anatomy: Thriller (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: E.T. XXX: A DreamZone Parody (2014) (TV Episode)
"You mean he's not the old woman from Poltergeist?"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Scream Queens (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul's "They're queer!" line references the famous "They're here!" line from the film.
Being Human: House Hunting (2014) (TV Episode)
Carol Anne mentioned
Mysteries at the Museum: Son of a Gun; Whale Rescue; Bottle Popping Poltergeist (2014) (TV Episode)
Narrator claims that the events of the "noisy poltergeist" segment inspired the movie
Kissing Darkness (2014)
Malice Valeria makes her way through the living room of sleeping boys, illuminated by the glow of a television stuck on a static like in the classic horror film, POLTERGEIST
Warehouse 13: Savage Seduction (2014) (TV Episode)
According to Pete, the artifact has made the house has go "Poltergeist"

Features 

Go for Broke! (1951)
It is being played on TV when Carol Anne is asked to change the channel
Today (1952) (TV Series)
On TV during breakfast
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The Making of 'Poltergeist' (1982) (TV Movie)
The documentary takes us behind the scenes and focuses on how the special effects were made.
Citizen Steve (1987)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Movie Magic: Ghost Effects: Ghost Stories (1996) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown in conjunction with "making of" footage.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #84 on the list.
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
I Love the '80s: 1982 (2002) (TV Episode)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "They're here!" is #69 on the list.
Drawn Together: Ghosteses in the Slot Machine (2005) (TV Episode)
Foxy watches an animated version of the "They're here" scene from Poltergeist (1982).
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "They're heeere."
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
The Clown Doll is at spot number 2.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 15 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A scene from this film is featured duing the interview with Craig T. Nelson.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Poltergeist (2009) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Saw VI/Cirque du Freak/The Vampire's Assistant/Amelia (2009) (TV Episode)
Haunted House Real Estate segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Daybreakers/Leap Year/Youth in Revolt (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during Horror montage
Nostalgia Critic: A Troll in Central Park (2010) (TV Episode)
The Freeling house implodes after supposibly watching this movie
Visionado obligado: A l'interieur (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011) (Video)
Clip shown
Haunted Housekeeper (2013) (Short)
The main characters names are Steve and Diane. The same as in the film Poltergeist.

Spoofs 

The Exorcist (1973)

Spoofed in 

Evil Dead II (1987)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Rotten food item crawling across refrigerator in same manner as the possessed steak in Poltergeist
Curse of the Queerwolf (1988)
little girl says "They're queer."
Repossessed (1990)
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
Towards the end of the movie, we see Babs, Buster and Banjo the Woodpile Possum descending towards Acme Acres. Babs says "Head towards the light".
Goof Troop: Pistolgeist (1992) (TV Episode)
Title and plot spoof
Casper (1995)
Out of the Dark (1995)
ghost/kid in tv
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The scenes where the guys are spending their first night in Hell House there are a few Parodies of Poltergeist like Ray getting attacked by the clown doll, Shorty Getting attacked by the herb plant, and when Tori's Character is riding all over the ceiling and walls.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Conversations with Dead People (2002) (TV Episode)
in Buffy, when The First Evil is haunting Dawn, it piles the chairs on the kitchen table, just like in Poltergeist
South Park: Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes (2004) (TV Episode)
a Wall-Mart greeter says "all are welcome" like Tangina in this movie, also the way the Wall-Mart disappears is the same
Chibi robo! (2005) (Video Game)
A girl wakes up in the middle of the night while toys are moving and stares in front of the TV and utters something.
Drawn Together: Ghosteses in the Slot Machine (2005) (TV Episode)
The stacking and moving chairs, tree attack, pool full of corpses, and "They moved the bodies, but they didn't move the headstones" spoof scenes from Poltergeist (1982).
Daisy Does... (2006) (Short)
Daisy Dog recreates scene with television shash and whispers
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: The Sheds/Shiny Thing (2006) (TV Episode)
In 'Shiny Thing', Jake says the famous line "All are Welcome" while speaking to Adam.
Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) (TV Episode)
large portions of movie are re-enacted/spoofed
South Park: Dead Celebrities (2009) (TV Episode)
Doctor Phillips, who specializes in spooky things, is a parody of the Tangina character from Poltergeist.
Poltergays 5: los lobos desnudos de las ss (2011) (Video)
This movie is a spoof of Poltergeist but with gay characters
Hell Baby (2013)
The boxes that rearrange themselves in the house
American Dad!: Poltergasm (2013) (TV Episode)
The episode is parody of the movie, and even Roger plays Zelda Rubenstein.

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