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Craig T. Nelson stars as Steve Freeling, the main protagonist, who lives with his wife, Diane, (JoBeth Williams) and their three children, Dana (Dominique Dunne), Robbie (Oliver Robins), and Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, a tree comes alive and takes Robbie through his bedroom window, and Carol Anne is abducted by ghosts. Realizing that something evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh (Beatrice Straight) to investigate, hoping to get Carol Anne back, so he can remove his family from the house before it's too late.
Making excellent use of its resources, brilliantly paced from start to finish & employing clever use of horror elements throughout its runtime, Poltergeist might have been one of the most influential & heart-pounding horror films of its time but over the years, its scare factor has diminished by a great deal, thanks to its dated special effects & countless imitations.
Set in a California suburb, the story of Poltergeist focuses on one particular family whose home is abducted by malevolent ghosts. Amusing at first, the paranormal activities within the house soon begin to intensify but things turn for the worst when the family's youngest daughter is abducted by them. With the help of parapsychologists & a spiritual medium, the family tries to bring her…
This viewing is long overdue! Too much time has passed by so I remedied the situation and streamed this puppy on the ole big screen.
A short time in and I was bowled over as if it had been my first time. I was seriously considering getting up out of my recliner so I could literally give myself a good sound thrashing for not making this one of my yearly Halloween go to films!
I'm not one of those folks that wishes they could be a kid again. I'm just fine with being my own person! But I DO miss how I used to look at the world with the wonder and the awe of a child!
Steven Spielberg's films…
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When October rolls around most people feel this urge to fill the month with horror films and I am absolutely supportive of this need! While I feel the need to fill my entire year [life] with horror films, I find that October is a time to revisit the films I have always loved, films which aren't just nostalgia-inducing but rather comforting in their familiarity. Poltergeist was released exactly one year and two days before I was born, so it is quite obvious that I grew up with this movie. There is something about Poltergeist which I never tire of, it has to be one of the most re-watchable movies I have ever seen (repeatedly, for 30 years).
One of the…
This is perhaps one of the best easy-access horror films ever made. While it never gets really scary, it does have a sense of eeriness and looming threat that makes it a riveting viewing experience.
The child's perspective betrays Spielberg's involvement, but he puts it to good use. Child involvement in horror films has been done so many times, but here the child represents a kind of innocence, whereas they usually are treated as the source of evil in films of this irk. And little Carol Anne has become nothing short of iconic.
It is by no means a perfect film, but certain scenes and sequences are simply engraved in a collective psyche of people who watched it back in…
I have only previously seen Poltergeist all the way through once, and that was over 15 years ago and I assume on a pan-and-scan VHS tape. The film is deeply ingrained in my experience of growing up in the 80's, but I have no real nostalgia for it. So being able to revisit it now, in its intended format and a super crisp HD stream, was a total revelation.
Firstly, the film looks absolutely amazing. I know everyone claims that Steven Spielberg essentially directed this, but Tobe Hooper's follow-up to this, Lifeforce, also is a fantastic looking movie. So, you know, think about that for a while.
There is no denying that Spielberg's script is what sets Poltergeist apart from…
A kind of horror film which I have watched long since 'The Exorcist', 'The Sixth Sense' and 'Blair Witch Project' etc. It bears striking scenes of horror (though in sense of situations and sensation-building). Photography in the film, especially inside house; when the stair is being monitored by the installed automatic camera---the lowering of camera lowers at the just-in time movement of bizarre activity, sends chills down your spine. Nevertheless, I actually did not enjoy its ending that much.
A classic horror film that you should make children watch from an early age.
Muy buena. Se nota la mano de Spielberg que pese a que no la dirigio el siempre esta. 20 minutos finales para la historia.
Such an entertaining horror movie. Having finally grown a pair of balls, I'm going back and watching many of the classic horror movies I was too scared to watch growing up...Can't believe how many classic ideas and moments are in this. In fact, if the Simpsons hadn't borrowed essentially every moment and spoiled it for me to an extent, this is probably a 5 star film. That and the kids scream a bit too often. But minor nitpicks aside, this jumps right near the top as one of my favorite horror movies.
dirigida por Tobe Hooper y producida por Steven Spielberg.
No me ha impactado tanto como las primeras veces que la ví.
La recordaba más terrorífica y a dia de hoy ya no lo parece tanto, incluso diría que un terror caduco.
Un terror basado en monstruos tipo fantasmas verdes que aparecen en la casa.
Eso sí, hay que darle el valor de su epoca y algunas de sus escenas han pasado a la posterioridad como la niña enfrente del televisor, el 'ya están aquí', el arbol que se ve desde la ventana con la tormenta, los esqueletos de la piscina.
Todo un clásico del terror de los 80.
Terrifying and fun. Terrific acting. Great script. This is just one of those movies that shines with perfection.
Watched it, seemingly for the millionth time, with my girlfriend, who was watching it for the first time. It still feels more like a Spielberg film than a Tobe Hooper one.
Probably the film that got me started on my horror kick back in the '80s.
Great old Spielberg film.
Poltergeist does not quite hold up like most of Steven Spielberg films have over the years but it still is a strong horror film. I understand why there was an urge to remake the film for modern times. Spielberg is not credited as director but it is believed that Spielberg had a heavy influence on the film and I imagine he had a big impact on the direction of the film despite Tobe Hooper's (the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre) credit as director. This film really worked as a thriller throughout but it is in the end that the film that the horror really picks up. This film is considered a classic horror film and if you enjoy horror and have yet to see it Poltergeist will likely be worth your time.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).