|release date||June 4 1982|
|starring||Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.
Okay. Here’s the score. If you didn’t watch Poltergeist before, oh let’s say 1990, the movie probably doesn’t inspire much fear in you. According to today’s horror movie standards, where the tendency seems to be a perpetual competition of upping the shock value ante, Poltergeist seems about as horrific and menacing as a newborn puppy. The new batch of Goreheads will likely view the film’s iconic imagery with more sneers than shrieks. Granted, a lot of the film’s special effects are rather unconvincing in retrospect. Demonic clowns, malicious trees, and bedroom closets containing otherworldly whirlwinds are hardly the stuff modern nightmares are made of. These points beg the question: is Poltergeist truly a horror classic or is it just another dated piece of spooky schlock? …Read More