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Poltergeist
6.9 Rating
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7.4 IMDB rating

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Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson

Steve Freeling
JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams

Diane Freeling
Dominique Dunne

Dominique Dunne

Dana Freeling
Oliver Robins

Oliver Robins

Robbie Freeling
Heather O

Heather O'Rourke

Carol Anne Freeling
Michael McManus

Michael McManus

Ben Tuthill
Virginia Kiser

Virginia Kiser

Mrs. Tuthill


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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

(screenplay)
Michael Grais

Michael Grais

(screenplay)


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Heather O'Rourke - Poltergeist Trailer 1982

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Siskel & Ebert - Poltergeist

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2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 29 23:33
2 votes
I re-watched this film recently because my loser boyfriend told me he had never seen it. So i said 'What the hell!' and then put it on.

Ok, so. First things first LOL @ SPECIAL EFFECTS! Don't get me wrong, for the time it was made those were some awesome effects probably the best anyone had seen before, but looking at it now it makes the film +5 on the cheesy scale.

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Over-Rated Silliness

1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 29 0:09
1 vote
When it comes right down to it, "Poltergeist" is pure silliness, starring adult protagonists who soon prove themselves to be TOO STUPID TO LIVE. The problem is not merely that is 'out-dated,' although it is. "Psycho" was outdated, but it had a good story and a good villain.

I'm not impressed with "Poltergeist"'s story at all, and the villains (the ghosts haunting the house and ul... read more

Review

3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 11 14:18
1 vote
bizarre that Heather O'rourke died not too long after making this film. Adds to the unusal vibe you get from the first two films.
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The youngest daughter of the Freeling family, Carol Anne, seems to be connecting with the supernatural through a dead channel on the television. It is not for long when the mysterious beings enter the house's walls.
Release date: 4 June 1982
UPC: 027616603999
Horror (43), Supernatural (18), 1980s (16), Thriller (15), 1982 (13), Clown (11), Haunted House (10), Ghost (9), Ghosts (9), Suburbia (7), Poltergeist (7), Mirror (6), Cemetery (6), Real Estate (5), Gruesome (5), Blockbuster (5), Evil Clown (5), Television (5), Killer Tree (4), Little Girl (4)
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