Poltergeist (1982) is a horror movie directed by Tobe. The first film is also known for.
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Poltergeist (1. 98. Wikipedia. Poltergeist is a 1. American supernaturalhorror film directed by Tobe Hooper.
Steven Spielberg wrote and produced, but had a clause in his contract to prevent him from directing another movie while he made E. T. Therefore, Hooper was selected to direct based on his work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist film series. 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.
Released by Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer on June 4, 1. Years since its release, the film has been recognized as a classic within the horror genre and has gained a cult following. Aside for being nominated for three Academy Awards, the film was ranked as #8.
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Bravo's 1. 00 Scariest Movie Moments! The film's success helped spawned a franchise consisting of two sequels and a remake of the same name. Carol Anne awakens one night and begins conversing with the family's television set, which is transmitting static following a sign- off. The following night, while the Freelings sleep, Carol Anne fixates on the television set as it transmits static again. Suddenly, a ghostly white hand emerges from the television, followed by a violent earthquake.
As the shaking subsides, Carol Anne announces . The phenomena seem benign at first, but quickly begin to intensify. That night, a gnarled backyard tree comes alive and grabs Robbie through the bedroom window.
While Steven rescues Robbie, Carol Anne is sucked through a portal in her closet. The Freelings realize she has been taken when they hear her voice emanating from the television set that is tuned to an empty channel. A group of parapsychologists from UC Irvine . Lesh, Ryan, and Marty . They discover that the disturbances involve more than just one ghost.
Steven also finds out in an exchange with his boss, Lewis Teague, that Cuesta Verde is built where a cemetery was once located. After Dana and Robbie are sent away for their safety, Lesh and Ryan call in Tangina Barrons, a spiritual medium. Tangina states that the ghosts inhabiting the house are lingering in a different . Attracted to Carol Anne's life force, these spirits are distracted from the real .
Tangina then adds that there is also a demon known as the . As the group attempts to rescue Carol Anne, Diane passes through the entrance tied by a rope that has been threaded through both portals. Diane manages to retrieve Carol Anne, and they both drop to the floor from the ceiling, unconscious and covered in ectoplasmic residue. As they recover, Tangina proclaims afterward that the house is now . During their last night in the house, Steven leaves for the office in order to quit his job and Dana goes on a date, leaving Diane, Robbie, and Carol Anne alone in the house. Robbie is attacked by a clown doll in his bedroom, and Diane is attacked by an unseen force that moves her up the wall and over the ceiling in her room. The unseen force drives Diane to the backyard dragging her into the swimming pool.
Skeletons surround her as she tries to swim to escape, but she manages to climb out of the pool and make her way back into the house. She rescues the children, and they eventually escape to the outside only to discover coffins and rotting corpses erupting out from the ground in their yard and throughout the neighborhood. As Steven and Dana return home to the mayhem, Steven confronts Teague after realizing that rather than relocating the cemetery for the development of Cuesta Verde, Teague merely had the headstones moved and the bodies left behind. The Freelings flee Cuesta Verde while the house implodes into the portal, to the astonishment of onlookers. The family checks into a hotel for the night, and Steven rolls the television outside into the walkway. Production. As such a marketable name, some began to question Spielberg's role during production. Suggestions that Spielberg had greater directorial influence than the credits suggest were aided by his comments: Tobe isn't..
If a question was asked and an answer wasn't immediately forthcoming, I'd jump in and say what we could do. Tobe would nod agreement, and that became the process of collaboration. Tobe was the director and was on the set every day. But Steven did the design for every storyboard and he was on the set every day except for three days when he was in Hawaii with Lucas. You performed responsibly and professionally throughout, and I wish you great success on your next project. In a 2. 00. 7 interview with Ain't It Cool News, Rubinstein discussed her recollections of the shooting process.
The Extra Terrestrial. The music for Poltergeist was written by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith. He wrote several themes for the score including the lullaby . A two- disc soundtrack album later followed on December 9, 2. Film Score Monthly featuring additional source and alternate material.
The 2. 01. 0 release also included previously unreleased tracks from Goldsmith. That version is unofficially titled . It was not featured in the film, but was part of the original album. As the PG- 1. 3 rating did not come into effect until 1. Poltergeist, Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper disagreed with the R rating and managed to have the film changed to a PG rating on appeal. The film was a commercial success and grossed $7. United States, making it the highest- grossing horror film of 1.
Herald Examiner, Peter Rainer wrote: Buried within the plot of Poltergeist is a basic, splendid fairy tale scheme: the story of a little girl who puts her parents through the most outrageous tribulation to prove their love for her. Underlying most fairy tales is a common theme: the comforts of family. Virtually all fairy tales begin with a disrupting of the family order, and their conclusion is usually a return to order. The film ranked number 8. AFI's 1. 00 Years.
The Extra Terrestrial. It was shown in theaters for one night only on October 4, 2. DVD, released five days later. This event also included the documentary . The first retained the family but introduced a new motive for the Beast's behavior, tying him to an evil cult leader named Henry Kane, who led his religious sect to their doom in the 1.
As the Beast, Kane went to extraordinary lengths to keep his . The original motive of the cemetery's souls disturbed by the housing development was thereby altered; the cemetery was now explained to be built above a cave where Kane and his flock met their ends. Carol Anne is the sole original family member featured in Poltergeist III, which finds her living in an elaborate Chicago skyscraper owned and inhabited by her aunt and uncle. Kane follows her there and uses the building's ubiquitous decorative mirrors as a portal to the Earthly plane. In 2. 00. 8, MGM announced that Vadim Perelman would helm a remake, to be written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. The reboot of the Poltergeist series was put on hold in 2. MGM's financial problems.
In 1. 99. 7, MGM released Poltergeist on DVD in a snap case, and the only special feature was a trailer. In 1. 99. 8, Poltergeist was re- released on DVD with the same cover and disc as the 1. In 1. 99. 9, it was released on DVD again by Warner Home Video in a snap case with the same disc, but a different cover. Warner Home Video tentatively scheduled releases for the 2. DVD, HD DVD and Blu- ray. The re- release was billed as having digitally remastered picture and sound, and a two- part documentary: .
The remastered DVD of the film was released as scheduled, but both high- definition releases were eventually canceled. Warner rescheduled the high definition version of the film and eventually released it only on the Blu- ray format on October 1. The copyright is 1.
Amblin' Enterprises, Inc. It was printed in the United States through Warner Books, with the first printing in May 1. Lesh away from the family. The novel also expands upon many scenes that took place in the film, such as the Freelings' living room being visited by night by outer dimensional entities of fire and shadows, and an extended version of the kitchen scene in which Marty watches the steak crawl across a countertop.
In the book, Marty is frozen in place and is skeletonized by spiders and rats. There are also additional elements not in the film, such as Robbie's mysterious discovery of the clown doll in the yard during his birthday party, and a benevolent spirit, . The 2. 00. 6 Family Guy episode, . While attempting to build a multiplex in his backyard, Peter discovers an Indian burial ground. When he takes an Indian chief's skull, a poltergeist invades the Griffins. The episode used some of the same musical cues heard in the film and recreates several of its scenes.
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