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Poltergeist

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They're Here!
Poltergeist Picture
"Mommy... They're HERE!"

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Heather O'Rourke, JoBeth Williams, Oliver Robins, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Michael McManus, Virginia Kiser, Martin Casella, Richard Lawson, Zelda Rubinstein, Lou Perryman, Clair E. Leucart, James Karen, Dirk Blocker, Allan Graf, Joseph Walsh Update Cast



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Despite being a horror/thriller film, there are no murders or fatalities depicted in the film.

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Release Date: 04 Jun 1982
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: MGM
Genre: Horror / Occult

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Summary

Surely one of the best horror movies of the 80s, if not of all time...

A great urban horror fable. "Mommy.. They're HERE!"
Too scary for suburban family viewing!

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9.5/10

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Review

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Poltergeist hit the theaters on June 4th, 1982 and immediately became one of the best horror movies of the 80s, if not of all time. Based on an episode of the Twilight Zone titled "Little Girl Lost," Poltergeist made everyone think twice about watching static on their television.

Poltergeist also spawned 2 sequels: Poltergeist 2: The Other Side and Poltergeist 3. Poltergeist 2 had great box office success but fell flat with the critics. Most people will remember Poltergeist 2 for the stunning performance by the late Julian Beck as the reverend Henry Kane. Beck sadly died of stomach cancer shortly after filming the movie.

Poltergeist 3 seemed but a sad attempt to cash in on the Poltergeist name. It lacked most of the original characters and most of the original creativity and special affects that made the first two movies into the fan favorites. This movie however is still revered by the die hard Poltergeist fans.

It is hard to mention the Poltergeist movies without mentioning the late Heather O'Rourke. She was the little girl with long blond hair who muttered the words that will forever be among the most defining line in any movie: "They're Here." Her legacy has since become intertwined with the Poltergeist movies.

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