Poltergeist

1982

Tobe Hooper
Director
MGM
Production Company

A suburban family experience increasingly malevolent supernatural occurences.

I never remember whether to go towards the light or away from it. Good shocks and suspense, argue among yourselves as to who's influence is the greater, Spielberg or Hooper. Easily the best ghost story in recent memory. Pity the UK trailer isn't on it, which was pretty scary.



4th June 1982
Cinema






16th September 1982
Cinema





Poltergeist (MGM/UA)
10th March 1997
DVD




2.35:1

Poltergeist (Warner)
3rd September 1997
DVD




2.35:1


9th October 2007
DVD



115 mins





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Craig T. Nelson
Steve Freeling
JoBeth Williams
Diane Freeling
Beatrice Straight
Dr. Lesh
Dominique Dunne
Dana Freeling
Oliver Robins
Robbie Freeling
Heather O'Rourke
Carol Anne Freeling
Michael McManus
Ben Tuthill
Virginia Kiser
Mrs. Tuthill
Marty Casella
Marty
Richard Lawson
Ryan
Zelda Rubinstein
Tangina Barrons
James Karen
Teague
Lou Perryman
Pugsley
Clair Leucart
Bulldozer Driver
Dirk Blocker
Jeff Shaw
Allan Graf
Sam (as Allan Graff)
Joseph Walsh
Neighbor
Helen Baron
woman buyer
Noel Conlon
Husband
Robert Broyles
Pool worker#1
Sonny Landham
construction worker
Jeffrey Bannister
Implosion Man
William Vail
Implosion Man
Craig Simmons
Implosion Man
Phil Stone
Football Announcer
Dana Gendian
Special Child
Jaimi Gendian
Special Child
Paula Kennedy
Ghost