#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.
Plot: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it’s too late.
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We know it as the beast.
The Freeling family are happy and functioning perfectly well until one night their youngest daughter announces that thru the TV, the supernatural are here!
Poltergeist divides the horror crowd big time, the gore fans are simply not impressed by the events in the film, while ghostly supernatural fans such as myself see it as a wasted opportunity. But strip away the flashy production and you start to see the core joke of kids infatuation with the goggle box, so yes, the film could easily be titled under the banner of being a Black Comedy. But be that as it may, and lets not be under any illusions here that, Poltergeist is not a knowing wink wink horror film of substance, the film really could have been a truly terrifying piece of work to cater for all tastes, and I firmly believe that that was the main intention of the makers from the off.
Thus lies the chief problems with Poltergeist, it tries so hard to cover all bases it gets that confused to the point it veers from tedium to shock and back again before you have time to digest, and it kills what should have been a genre masterpiece. There are moments in the film that chill the blood, the sense of creeping menace hangs heavy during a storm, a toy clown becomes evil personified just by being lit in the stormy light, and then? Well it violently switches to something involving a tree that wouldn’t be fit for Creepshow 27! On the film goes, suspense with chairs and pieces of meat, and then BAM…monster time! It just doesn’t work, it’s a collage of genre splicing that both director Tobe Hooper & producer Steven Spielberg are firmly to be held responsible for, because it’s obvious that both their signature’s clash to create an uneasy bedfellow.
Yet as uneven as it is, and as blatantly plagiarised as it is of Twilight Zone episode Little Girl Lost, I still find myself enjoying watching Poltergeist, with its slick production and some memorable moments; the clown, poor darling Heather O’Rourke saying “they’re here”, the first chair sequence, and the always creepy Mrs. Tuthill, all things that help to make it a frustratingly enjoyable nights viewing. 6/10
Just don’t go into the light afterwards I guess…
This movie holds a special place in my heart. Yes, by the standards of 2020 the special effects could be better. But we’ve seen the remake so we know new does not always mean improved.
This is what I like in a horror movie. Suitable for older kids as well. As much as I appreciate R rated horror, I like PG-13 better. Because, like this movie, PG-13 focuses much more on story and characters. The fear of the family and all the emotions in this movie feel genuine to me. Even watching it today, I don’t find the acting to be over the top. Much of what people see in this movie has become a trope, but for many of my generation, you saw it here first.
The score of the movie and the famous line of “They’re Here” will always be an important part of our pop culture as much as the shower scene in “Psycho”
An amazing piece of work!!! Horror at it’s best.
This movie has been one of my all time favorites for more than ten years. Like many other people in the ’80s, the first time I saw this movie it scared the hell out of me.
I compliment on the fact that there is no bloodspilling or graphic violence or even a single killing in the movie to make this movie sensationally scary. It relies on those trendy ’80s special effects to make the movie truly frightening.
I still think this movie is scary, because I have always found supernatural forces and things that are out of the ordinary in this world to be more frightening than some idiotic blond woman being chased by an ax-wielding maniac. The script is so well written, the acting heartfelt and wonderful, and the direction and production techniques are top-notch. I have never seen horror movies embody all those elements since “The Exorcist.”
For those of you who have not seen this movie, SEE IT! It may not scare you like today’s modern horror flicks, but it will sure entertain and enlighten you. Has a horror movie ever done that????????????
This film is not without merits – but it certainly is no classic. It’s aged badly, the characterisation is poor, and there are at least a dozen things about it that really grate, e.g.; the fact that the whole film is an excuse to use special effects; the fact that everyone blindly accepts the existence of ghosts and attributes any strange happenings to them without considering any other explanation; the cheesy horror clichés; the annoyingly sickly suburban family; the odd moral of the tale (treat those corpses with respect or else!); the American-dream-gone-wrong theme which doesn’t quite work (given the fact that this is a 10 on the daft scale); and, last but not least, the fact that one of the paranormal investigators is scared half to death by the crawling meat scene; and yet ten minutes ago, he was happily documenting dozens of levitating objects flying around a bedroom.
That said, the special effects are quite good for the time, and the acting does it’s best with such a daft story. At this point, you may be thinking; “this guy just doesn’t like the genre”. Not true; but in my opinion, effective, truly scary horror is created by the maxim “less is more” – not the more is more approach that Spielberg has employed successfully in other films, and less well here. A disappointment; go watch Ring instead for truly creepy television antics.
One last thing; it’s appalling this got a PG in the US. One particularly disgusting scene involving peeling flesh is clearly unsuitable for kids, and I can imagine this giving young children nightmares, as hokey as it is. I suggest your kids should be at least twelve before you watch this with them.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 2 hr (120 min) (original cut) (USA)
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Tobe Hooper
Writer Steven Spielberg (screenplay by), Michael Grais (screenplay by), Mark Victor (screenplay by), Steven Spielberg (story by)
Actors Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Ultracam 35, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,160 m (35 mm prints)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)