Poltergeist (1982)

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Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper.


Set in a California suburb, the plot focuses on a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family's younger daughter.

Why It Rocks

  1. Well written story.
  2. It's often considered to be the greatest horror films ever made.
  3. Plenty of scary moments such as the clown doll and the scary tree.
  4. Great acting.
  5. The original 1982 version of the film (which was rated PG) was more frightening than the 2015 PG-13 remake.
  6. Great quotes. The most memorable one is “They're here!”
  7. Great scary soundtracks such as Carol Anne's theme.
  8. It inspired two more sequels and a remake.