Poltergeist (1982)

PG   |    |  Horror, Thriller

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A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

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  • Heather O'Rourke in Poltergeist (1982)
  • Craig T. Nelson in Poltergeist (1982)
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  • Heather O'Rourke in Poltergeist (1982)
  • JoBeth Williams and Beatrice Straight in Poltergeist (1982)
  • Dominique Dunne in Poltergeist (1982)

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16 March 2009 | ma-cortes
| Likable family is suddenly horrorized by otherworld spirits in its house of terrors
This known story deals about the suburban Freeling family(Craig T Nelson,JoBeth Williams,Heather O'Rourque and Dominique Dunne,Griffin Dunne's sister) that encounter its house invaded by weird ghosts who abduct their six years old little girl named Carol Anne(Heather O'Rourke). The parents hire a psychics(Beatrice Straight, Richard Lawson and Zelda Rubinstein) to resolve it.

Excellent terror story plenty of screams,chills,thrills and a little bit of humor. God and dazzling though primitive special effects by Richard Edlund. Suspenseful, frightening musical score by the master Jerry Goldsmith. Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.This hight budgeted movie is surprisingly written and well produced by Steven Spielberg. Director Tobe Hooper puts accent on suspense and atmosphere as in terror happenings. What transpires in the two hours longtime is a thriller that will leave you physically and emotionally drained. Horror fans should be entertained.

Followed by two inferior sequels with little common sense and coherence, as Poltergeist II(1986) by Brian Gibson with similar casting and Poltergeist III(1988) by Gary Sherman with Tom Skerrit, Nancy Allen, Lara Flynn Boyle and Heather O'Rourke who died after the movie's release at 12 age, while his sister Dominique Dunne died at 22 years old killed by her boyfriend.

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