When researching Horror films, you will undoubtedly come across, "Poltergeist". You'll also notice that the film is often showered with adulation. I have no idea why. The attraction to this movie has always been lost on me. I didn't think it was scary when I was a kid, and af...
With Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hopper, Steven Spielberg had his first great success as a producer. Released around the same time as Spielberg's E.T., the film presents the dark side of Spielberg's... read more
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Release Date: June 4, 1982
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2000
Stats: 7,115 reviews
Flixster Reviews (7,115)
June 1, 2012fb100000040220993
June 1, 2012
A suburban home is invaded by an evil presence which befriends the family's young daughter and draws her into its spirit realm. Although Tobe Hooper is credited as director of Poltergeist, producer Steven Spielberg's fingerprints are all over it. Hooper's pedigree within the cult...
May 2, 2012fb100000716838411
The first time I saw this was when I was about 7 years old and it scared the everlasting crap out of me. How does it hold up now that my perspective on movies is more mature? It's still incredibly frightening. The film revolves around a normal family whose house is built on a Nat...
March 7, 2012
It's scary, tense and filled with memorable characters and lines. Poltergeist most intriguingly never fails to break it's eery feeling once the ghostly activity begins despite it's utter silliness.
October 25, 2011fb1341085175
This is like riding The Haunted Mansion at a Disney park when you are a kid - consistently creepy but also with a foot well set on the fantastical side of the macabre, which is enough for you to know that you will get safely to the end. As a "right of passage" film (for those who...
October 1, 2011
POLTERGEIST is an entertaining, original (at the time, as there have been so many closely related films such as INSIDIOUS, THE OTHERS, and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, to name the very recent) thrill-fest.
This film stars JoBeth Williams, is produced by Steven Spielberg, and is direct...
August 17, 2011
One of the scariest movies I have ever seen.
August 9, 2011fb729949618
Modern horror classic. It could've used better visuals, but it's 1982.....who's complaining?
August 2, 2011
Tobe Hooper's horror classic is clearly produced by Spielberg. The happy but somewhat chaotic families, with the male kids having Star Wars toys all over their rooms, much like in many Spielberg films of the era, still give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Here the haunting of the...
July 23, 2011fb619846742
A well-conceived and delivered horror film from the mind of Steven Spielberg, detailing a family of five and their encounters with out-of-this-world forces and how they must rescue their youngest daughter who these forces have inexplicably taken from them. Although at times it is...
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