| Composer||:||Jerry Goldsmith Film composer|
| Producer||:||Frank Marshall American producer|
| Star||:||Zelda Rubinstein Supporting Actress|
| Screenwriter||:||Michael Grais |
| Producer||:||Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter|
| Screenwriter||:||Mark Victor |
| Director||:||Tobe Hooper American Director|
| Star||:||JoBeth Williams American actress, ON HOPE, POLTERGEIST|
| Star||:||Dominique Dunne Supporting actress, POLTERGEIST|
| Star||:||Heather O'Rourke American child actress, POLTERGEIST|
| Director Uncredited||:||Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter|
| Associate Producer||:||Kathleen Kennedy Producer|
| Star||:||Craig T. Nelson American Actor|
| Star||:||Oliver Robbins |
| Screenwriter||:||Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning director/producer/screenwriter|
| Director of Photography||:||Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)|
||Ghosts invade suburbia in this 1982 horror film from director Tobe Hooper (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) and producer Steven Spielberg. Life in the Freeling family's tract home is comfortably bland, but frisky poltergeists soon put a little excitement into their daily routine--moving furniture and communicating with their youngest daughter, Carol Anne, through the television set. Unfortunately, harmless pranks quickly turn nasty and the previously friendly ghosts kidnap Carol Anne, trapping her in the spirit world. To win the child back, the family calls in a team of parapsychologists and a psychic who conducts an elaborate exorcism. The apocalyptic finale is deliciously macabre, and pushed the limits of the PG rating. A number of sequels followed, and speculation still remains on whether Spielberg--who wrote the story and storyboarded the action--essentially ghost directed the film.
Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
Full Frame - 1.33
Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English,
Dolby Surround 2.0 - English, French
Mono 1.0 - Portuguese
Subtitles - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
Documentary: THEY ARE HERE: THE REAL WORLD OF POLTERGEISTS REVEALED - PART ONE: SCIENCE OF THE SPIRITS, PART TWO: COMMUNING WITH THE DEAD
"...[The film is] strong on technique....Well-acted....Williams is terrific..."
"...POLTERGEIST is like a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare, one that you know that you can always wake up from....Witty in a fashion that Alfred Hitchcock might have appreciated..."
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1982"
4 stars out of 5 -- "POLTERGEIST balances genuine scares with light relief and a top performance from Heather O'Rourke....Classic stuff."
3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances are solid, the themes intriguing and the whispery build-up effective..."