Sunday, October 5, 2008

31 Days of Horror: Poltergeist

October 5, 2008: Poltergeist
The movie that made the line “They’re Here” famous and creepy.
The movie focuses on a the Freeling Family moving into a new home and soon find out that their house starts acting odd, with furniture moving and ghosts communicating with their youngest daughter, Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke), through the static on the television.
Soon these harmless activities accelerate into more malicious doings and the thought to be friendly ghost kidnap their daughter Carol Anne, and keep her hostage in the spirit world.
In order to get back their daughter Steve Freeling (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane Freeling (JoBeth Williams) ask a team of parapsychologists and a psychic who come into the house a perform a intense exorcism.
The movie may scare a few people but I think the family element in this movie over shadows the horror. Yet, everyone I ask still say this movie scared them and it is also a movie that has stuck out in people’s minds as a must see horror movie.
The movie spawned two other sequels, but those sequels never reached the caliber of the original and I recommend you watch them if they’re on TV, but I wouldn’t necessarily make it an effort to hunt them down and purchase them. But, buy or rent the first one and enjoy it.

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