[Poltergeist] (1982) Dir. Tobe Hooper
Now that we're right in the middle of October, it's time to bring out a monthly theme specifically dedicated to the spookiness befitting this time of year. That's why we're gonna to explore different types of hauntings, ghosts and similar phenomena in this month's theme: HAUNTINGS. Now before, someone starts @ me that these are different and that technically a poltergeist isn't a haunting...
Let's set some ground rules:
1) I ALREADY know the difference between a poltergeist, a ghost and a haunting, 2) I'm using HAUNTINGS as a general umbrella and 3) don't be a 🙄. So without further ado, let's start off with the first entry in this month's theme.
Here's the thing. [Poltergeist] is always going to be a movie that I love. Plain and simple. Mostly because I'm pretty sure this is one of two of the first horror movies I ever accidentally saw bits and pieces of on tv as a young child. It wasn't until years later when I was watching it from the beginning did I realize that I had seen parts of it before. [Poltergeist] centers around your average suburban family, The Freelings, who are living the American dream. Steven (#CraigTNelson) and Diane (#JoBethWilliams) and their three children, Dana, Robbie and Carol Anne live in the planned community of Cuesta Verde in Orange County, California where Steven is a successful real estate developer and the family is thriving.
That is until one night, the youngest child, Carol Anne, awakens and walks down the stairs to stare in front of an old school television that is tuned into a white noise static channel. The following night, Carol Anne's back in front of the static television completely mesmerized until a ghostly hand emerges at the same time an earthquake occurs. Needless to say, the shit hits the fan as odd things start happening around the house until eventually the entire family's existence is threatened by these otherworldly forces. What do you think of [Poltergeist]? Let me know 👇🏽👇🏻👇🏼👇🏾
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