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Poltergeist at 40: It’s Heeeeeeere!

Original Poster of Poltergeist where little girl has her hands on buzzing TV
Copyright of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

You know a movie has got to be bold when the title is just a one word synonym for ghost. Released in 1982, Poltergeist is known as one of the scariest movies ever made due to its top-of-the-line special effects, clown dolls, and creepy little girls. When this movie came out, the American audience was weaning off the Amityville haunted house type of movie, and instead moving towards slasher flicks with Friday the 13th and Halloween. Poltergeist was an example of a subgenre going out with a blast (much like the implosion of the house at the end of the movie).  Continue reading Poltergeist at 40: It’s Heeeeeeere!