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.
Ok moving on. Second thing LOL @ THE DWARF GHOST HUNTER! She made the entire film. For real. She was sassy and had the most creepy voice ever which, a super creepy voice is a good thing in a movie like this right? I literally laughed out loud the entire time she made her cameo. I totally forgot about how hilarious she was. My boyfriend looked at me and was like 'Really?'. lol.
Ok now I'm done for real. Moving on, the acting was great, from the mother's fasination at first with the ghosts haunting the house to the utter anger and over tired persona after Carol Anne is taken.
I also loved how the parents are not your average 'Oh, lets sit at the dinner table and disscus our days with each other and go to bed at 8pm on the dot after a nice warm glass of milk and tuck our kids in for the night' kind of parents. They procced to go to their room, where the young children tuck themselves in their own beds (at least for the first night we see this family)pull out a hidden wooden box with marijuana and break it up right on the bed and roll a nice big fattie before going to bed.
Hm, sounds like my parents. O.o
It just kind of threw me off guard because normally in movies with young children, the parents are so A+ about being parents which is SO UNREALISTIC. So props on that.
Also Heather O'Rourke was such a good actress for her age, she really blew me away. It's sad she died so young, she had so much potential.
Overall this movie is good. The Script is well, the acting is great it also helps it's a classic. It's so fun to watch this and be like hahaha this is a Spielburg movie, of course comparing it to his latest films.
I also noticed my boyfriend, like in the middle of the film was like "This house isn't built on some indian burial ground is it?" of course I didn't tell him if that was correct or not, but this movie in it's ending was the original for the concept for what happens but since then has obviously been spoofed enough to where the concept has been leaked into the minds of people who have yet to see it. So when people who are watching it for the first time see the ending they are like "oh...typical. I kinda guessed that".