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Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams. A Steven Spielberg classic places a typical suburban family in harm's way when beings from the other side" infiltrate their home and scare the bejeezes out of them with a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Celebrate the 25-year-old nightmare for the Freeling family with no let up in the sheer horror it invoked as when it was first released! 1982/color/114 min/PG/widescreen.
What a combo! Tobe Hooper, the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, teamed up with family-oriented producer Steven Spielberg to make Poltergeist. The film is about a haunted suburban tract home in a development very much like the Arizona one in which Spielberg was raised. (Because it came out the same summer as Spielberg's E.T., it was tempting to see both movies as representing Spielberg's ambivalent feelings about childhood in suburbia. One was a fantasy, the other a nightmare.) Spielberg also cowrote the screenplay, which taps into primal, childlike fears of monsters under the bed, monsters in the closet, sinister clown faces, and all manner of things that go bump in the night. At first, some of the odd happenings in the house are kind of funny and amusing, but they grow gradually creepier until the film climaxes in a terrifying special-effects extravaganza when 5-year-old Carole Anne (Heather O'Rourke) is kidnapped by the spooks and held hostage in another dimension. Though not nearly as frightening as Hooper's magnum opus, or the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, which came along two years later, Poltergeist is one of the smartest and most entertaining horror pictures of its time. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
It looks great remastered and the sound is great to. A real classicPublished 1 month ago by MrSpence
I loved this movie since it came out in 1982 I seen the new Poltergeist this Summer in theater and it was TRASH I wanted to leave after 5 min's of watching the New One . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sage
One of the best Speilberg movies ever. An older movie that is as great to watch the second and third time as it was the firstPublished 13 months ago by Jennifer
The price was good. The movie was delived in the allotted time. I would order from them again.Published 14 months ago by JBW
Wanted a copy of this movie for some time now as this is one of my favorite movies. Watched it one evening and was disapointed to see that a scene was cut in the middle of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by The Blue Lady