Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

Released: 1982
Genre: Genre, Horror, Thriller
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, JoBeth Williams, ,
Run time: 114 min
IMDb: 7.4/10
Country: USA
Views: 167452


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
Rob Hartill
User Reviews: Horror films often do not get their do, and the 7.1 rating for Poltergeist shows that this trend will most likely continue. Clearly an influential film by Chainsaw director Tobe Hooper, Poltergeist reached for, and achieved, everything that the earlier Amityville Horror failed to be; namely, scary, credible, and well acted.

Poltergeist, in a nutshell, is a story of suburban California family that discovers the darker side of the American Dream when their youngest daughter, Carol Ann, makes contact with evil spirits through the family television set. "They’re here", never fails to send chills down my spine as I recall seeing this film for the first time as a teenager.

Perhaps 10 to 15 more years will finally lend the credibility to this film to finally place it among the classics in modern horror cinema.

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  • Eric 1 year ago

    Scariest haunted house movie ever made! Those 6 words should make this a high enough recommendation 2 any major horror fan. But I WILL also admit 2 this being 1 of my faves! Scary movie fans won’t regret watching!