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THE UNDISPUTED KING OF GHOST AND HAUNTED HOUSE MOVIES
on April 28, 2017
I'm not a fan of ghost movies. So the fact that I gave this film 5 stars shows my deep admiration for this particular movie. Probably the best of its kind. When a family moves into a new house strange things begin occurring. First it seems cute to the mother but when the children are attacked & 7 year old Carolann disappears into the tv the family Realize something sinister is happening and they can't need help.
Produced and written by Stephen Spielberg. Director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tobe Hoper is credited with helming this masterpiece even though the cast as stated in interviews that Spielberg directed more of the film than he did. Everything is superb, the script, the acting, the music score, the editing, the cinematography, the early 80's visual effects, the sound effects. The effectiveness so strong that one doesn't even care or even notice that not one person is killed in the film. Just goes to show that in the hands of the master Stephen Spielberg, he was able to show Hollywood that a horror film didn't need a death toll or whole lotta blood and gore. And could be made that was scary and captivating. Just needed a really good script first.