Thursday, 12 April 2012


"Poltergeist" (1982, Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers)

An 80's Spielberg classic. I love this movie! Watching it now with some left over Easter egg and a big mug of tea.

A story set in middle class, suburban California. A family move into a newly built home only to be at first toyed with and then tormented (and some abducted) by the Poltergeists of the dead who's burial grounds the houses are built over. There's also some talk of 'The Beast'...

By far the best known scene is creepily cute little Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) turning slowly from the static-snow TV screen to announce that 'They're he-ere!'.

The ghosts are malevolent and frightening. The ghost hunter, Tangina (Zelda Rubenstein) is a whole different kind of frightening.

Awesome effects for the 80's with a nice quick progression into the scary bits. A real treat despite there being no gore.

 (Picture: Warner Bros)