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Poltergeist

Poltergeist original theatrical poster
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Produced by Frank Marshall
Steven Spielberg
Written by Steven Spielberg
Michael Grais
Mark Victor
Starring Craig T. Nelson
JoBeth Williams
Beatrice Straight
Dominique Dunne
Oliver Robins
Heather O'Rourke
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editing by Michael Kahn
Steven Spielberg
Distributed by MGM/UA Entertainment Company
Release date(s) USA June 4, 1982
Australia August 5, 1982
UK September 16, 1982
Running time 114 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $10,700,000 (estimated)
Followed by Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Poltergeist is the first and most successful Poltergeist film, released on June 4, 1982 and nominated for three Oscars. The film was directed by Tobe Hooper and was co-produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg along with Michael Grais and Mark Victor, his first major success as a producer. The plot revolves around the haunting of a suburban family home that is suspected to be the work of poltergeists. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (496 × 755 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Tobe Hooper (born Tobias Paul Hooper on January 25, 1943) is an American television and film director best known for his work in the horror film genre, including Lifeforce, Poltergeist, Toolbox Murders and the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). ... Frank Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American movie producer and director, often working in collaboration with Kathleen Kennedy. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Michael Grais co-wrote Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Cool World (1992). ... Mark Victor co-wrote Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Cool World (1992). ... Craig T. Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor. ... JoBeth Rivas (born Jobeth Williams Rivas on December 6, 1948) is an American film actress. ... Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress. ... Dominique Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. ... Oliver Robins (b. ... Heather ORourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress, best known for her role in the Poltergeist film trilogy. ... Jerrald King Jerry Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... This article is about Michael Kahn the film editor. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Laserdisc cover of the first Poltergeist film. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Tobe Hooper (born Tobias Paul Hooper on January 25, 1943) is an American television and film director best known for his work in the horror film genre, including Lifeforce, Poltergeist, Toolbox Murders and the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Michael Grais co-wrote Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Cool World (1992). ... Mark Victor co-wrote Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Cool World (1992). ... For the 1982 film, see Poltergeist (film). ...


The film is often referred to as cursed because of the murder of Dominique Dunne and early death of Heather O'Rourke, as well as the fact that actress JoBeth Williams has pointed out in television interviews that she was actually told that the skeletons used in the well-known swimming pool scene in the first Poltergeist film were real. This has been the focus of an E! True Hollywood Story on the Poltergeist Curse. Look up Curse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dominique Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. ... Heather ORourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress, best known for her role in the Poltergeist film trilogy. ... JoBeth Rivas (born Jobeth Williams Rivas on December 6, 1948) is an American film actress. ... Skeleton is also a winter sport: see skeleton (sport). ... E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ... Laserdisc cover of the first Poltergeist film The Poltergeist curse is the rumor of a supposed curse attached to the Poltergeist motion picture series and its stars. ...


This film was ranked as #80 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. This article is about the U.S. cable network. ... The 100 Scariest Movie Moments was a TV mini series first shown in late October of 2004 on Bravo TV. It was a countdown for the 100 most shocking moments in the history of movies, with interviews from horror experts or other celebrities who experienced the films on the list. ...

Contents

Plot

A group of seemingly benign ghosts begin communicating with five-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) in her parents' suburban California home via static on the television. Eventually they use the TV as their path into the house itself. For other uses, see Ghost (disambiguation). ... Heather ORourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress, best known for her role in the Poltergeist film trilogy. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Calculated spectrum of a generated approximation of white noise White noise is a random signal (or process) with a flat power spectral density. ...


First, there are a few signs that the ghosts have arrived: Carol Anne's pet bird dies; an earthquake occurs that only the Freelings feel; Carol Anne announces, "They're here." The next morning, glasses break at breakfast, forks bend by themselves, and when the mother, Diane (JoBeth Williams), asks Carol Anne, "What did you mean? Who's here?" she answers, "The TV people." At first the ghosts play harmless tricks and amuse the mother, including moving and stacking the kitchen table chairs. Of course, Diane must convince Steven (Craig T. Nelson) that night by showing him. He then announces that "Nobody goes into the kitchen until I know what's going on." Carol Anne's elder sister Dana (Dominique Dunne) leaves to stay with friends. This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... JoBeth Rivas (born Jobeth Williams Rivas on December 6, 1948) is an American film actress. ... Craig T. Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor. ... Dominique Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. ...


During a terrible thunderstorm, the ghosts distract the family with a tree coming to life and grabbing Robbie (Oliver Robins), Carol Anne's brother, through a window, and then getting what they really came after. Like a wind tunnel, they take Carol Anne through her bedroom closet into their dimension. With Robbie rescued, and the belief that the tornado caused the trouble, the family can't find Carol Anne. They search the entire house including the new swimming pool until Robbie hears Carol Anne through the T.V. Oliver Robins (b. ... A bedroom is a room where people sleep. ... Wall closet in a residential house in the U.S. It is common for a mirror to be placed on the inside of a closet door. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ...


Steven reluctantly calls on a group of parapsychologists from UC Irvine: Dr. Lesh (Beatrice Straight), Ryan (Richard Lawson), and Marty (Martin Casella), who are awestruck by the manifestations they witness. With the parapsychologists present, the Freelings show them things they've never before seen. They open the door to the children's room to reveal toys and other objects flying around by themselves and disembodied laughing voices. Previously, one of the parapsychologists described a Matchbox car taking seven hours to move seven feet, calling it "fantastic. Of course, this would never register on the naked eye." After they see the Freelings' house, they are all humbled. Early parapsychological research employed the use of Zener cards in experiments designed to test for possible telepathic communication. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public, coeducational university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ... Beatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress. ... Richard Lawson (b. ...


Over coffee (and a coffee urn that moves by itself), the parapsychologists explain to the Freelings the difference between a poltergeist and a haunting. They determine that indeed, it is a poltergeist they are experiencing. For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ...


It turns out that the spirits have left this life but have not gone into the "Light." They are stuck in between dimensions, watching their loved ones grow up, but feeling alone. Carol Anne—born in the house and only 5 years old—gives off her own life force that is as bright as the Light. It distracts and confuses the spirits, who think Carol Anne is their salvation. Hence, they take her. (A different explanation was given in the second film).


What is also in the other dimension with the spirits is an evil, malevolent spirit, "The Beast". It likes that the spirits are confused and lost, and uses Carol Anne as a distraction so they cannot move on into the Light. After witnessing a paranormal episode where they hear Carol Anne talking to Diane through the TV, see spirits, and hear the pounding footsteps of the spirit, the parasychologists leave, admitting they need more help. When they return, they bring a spiritual medium, Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein), who informs Diane that her daughter is "alive and in this house." She also explains the malevolent spirit in the house to Diane, saying "it lies to her and tells her things only a child can understand. To her, it simply is another child. To us, it is the Beast." Mediumship is a form of relationship to spirits practiced in many religions, including Spiritualism, Spiritism, Espiritismo, Candomblé, Voodoo, Kardecism, and Umbanda. ... Zelda Rubinstein (b. ...


They realize the entrance to the other dimension is through the children's bedroom closet. By tying a rope around a live person who can enter, and presumably exit the other side, with enough time to grab Carol Anne, they could bring her back. Diane is the only choice to go. What happens next is a terrifying sequence where Diane gets Carol Anne and Tangina coaxes the agonized spirits away from Carol Anne to the real Light (during this, Steve panics and pulls on the rope, causing the Beast to appear right in front of him). Diane comes through the living room ceiling clutching Carol Anne and bearing new streaks of grey hair, presumably from fright. Tangina pronounces that "this house is clean."


Unfortunately, though the spirits have seemingly moved on, the Beast hasn't, and wants revenge. On their final night in the house, when they are almost packed up and ready to go, the Beast punches a hole back into our world to reclaim what he believes is his: Carol Anne. This time, the Beast does his own dirty work and comes after Carol Anne personally.


Through skill and luck, the Freelings finally escape the house, but not before the anger of the Beast reveals the reason for the spirits being there in the first place—coffins and bodies begin exploding out of the ground throughout the neighborhood. When the neighborhood was first built the real estate developer Steven worked for moved a cemetery that was on the location, but in reality in order to save money they moved the cemetery headstones but left the bodies, building houses right on top of them. As the Freelings flee down the street in their car, the Beast is so angry that the house implodes into the other dimension as stunned neighbors look on. The movie ends with the family checking into a Holiday Inn for the night, pushing the television set outside their room. Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ... This article is about the hotel chain. ...


Production

Director Tobe Hooper claims to have experienced poltergeist activity as a young man. During his teenage years, Hooper's father had died and for weeks after his death Hooper witnessed "doors breaking in, dishes flying around the residence and other bizarre occurrences". Hooper comments that's what attracted him to the project. For the 1982 film, see Poltergeist (film). ...


Creative relationship

A clause in his contract with Universal Studios prevented Spielberg from directing any other film whilst preparing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.[1] Time and Newsweek tagged the summer of 1982 "The Spielberg Summer" because E.T. and Poltergeist were released a week apart in June. 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 comments made by the writer/producer: This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... For the Atari 2600 video game based on the movie, see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600). ... TIME redirects here. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...

"Tobe isn't... a take-charge sort of guy. 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 become the process of collaboration."[2]

The Directors Guild of America "opened an investigation into the question of whether or not Hooper's official credit was being denigrated by statements Spielberg has made, apparently claiming authorship."[1] Co-producer Frank Marshall told the Los Angeles Times that "the creative force of the movie was Steven. 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."[1] However, Hooper claimed that he "did fully half of the storyboards."[1] Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Frank Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is a four-times Academy Award-nominated American movie producer and director, often working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of previsualizing a motion graphic or interactive media sequence, including website interactivity. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...


The Hollywood Reporter printed an open letter from Spielberg to Hooper in the week of the film's release. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Regrettably, some of the press has misunderstood the rather unique, creative relationship which you and I shared throughout the making of Poltergeist.
I enjoyed your openness in allowing me... a wide berth for creative involvement, just as I know you were happy with the freedom you had to direct Poltergeist so wonderfully.
Through the screenplay you accepted a vision of this very intense movie from the start, and as the director, you delivered the goods. You performed responsibly and professionally throughout, and I wish you great success on your next project.[3]

Several members of the Poltergeist cast and crew have over the years consistently alleged that Spielberg was the 'de facto director' of the picture. In an 2007 interview with Ain't It Cool News, Zelda Rubinstein discussed her recollections of the shooting process. She said that "Steven directed all six days" that she was there: "Tobe set up the shots and Steven made the adjustments." She also alleged that Hooper "allowed some unacceptable chemical agents into his work," and at her interview felt that time "Tobe was only partially there."[4] Screenshot of Aint It Cool News. ... Zelda Rubinstein (b. ...


Special effects

In 2002, on an episode of VH1's I Love the 80s, JoBeth Williams revealed that the production used real skeletons when filming the swimming pool scene. Many of the people on the set were alarmed by this and led others to believe the "curse" on the film series was because of this use. Craig Reardon, a special effects artist who worked on the film, commented at the time that it was cheaper to purchase real skeletons than plastic ones as the plastic ones involved labor in making them. Also see: 2002 (number). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... I Love the 80s is a television program that was produced by BBC in the United Kingdom and later for American TV audiences by VH1. ...


Location

Location scouts for the studio decided upon Roxbury Street, Simi Valley, California after realizing it met all of their requirements. The homes were new and, at the time, the land behind the street was free, allowing plenty of access for the studio trucks. The studio didn't tell the residents that the street was to be used in a Spielberg production as they would've demanded more money. Instead they were told it was for a low-budget B movie, and by way of payment, the residents were offered free landscaping in their front yards. The houses which were brand new had no lawns at the time and so all residents accepted. The first house on the street, which looks the same as the Freelings' home, had no one living there. Close observation suggests no landscaping was done there. The coach lamps at the entrance to the pathway of the Freelings' home were added on by production and wires that power them can be seen, taped to the pillars, at the film's climax. Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ...


The house used in the movie received substantial earthquake damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The garage came free of its foundation, the driveway had to be re-poured, the pinafore wall under the main windows and main garden wall also shook loose and collapsed. Today concrete breeze blocks replace the garden wall. The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in Reseda, a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. ...


The clown doll that tortured young Robbie can be seen at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Home release

Warner Home Video released a 25th anniversary DVD of the first film on standard DVD, HD DVD and Blu-Ray[5] in Spain and the US on 9 October 2007. The re-release has digitally remastered picture and sound, and a two-part documentary: "They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists." It makes extensive use of clips from the film. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


A six disc prototype, from the abandoned 20th Anniversary Special Edition, surfaced on eBay a few years ago and still crops up from time to time. Special features included the The First Real Ghost Story and The Making of Poltergeist featurettes, screenplay, several photo galleries and Fangoria interviews, and the documentaries E! True Hollywood Story, Hollywood Ghost Stories and Terror in The Aisles. The 6th disc was a copy of the original motion picture soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith. This article is about the online auction center. ... Fangoria is a nationally-distributed US film fan magazine specializing in the genres of horror, psycho and exploitation films, in regular publication since 1979. ... E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ... Jerrald King Jerry Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ...


Reception

Poltergeist was a box office success worldwide. The film grossed $76,606,280[6] in the United States, making it the 8th biggest release and highest grossing horror film of 1982.[7] // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ...


Many critics discussed the role of the family in the film. Douglas Brode compares the "family values" in Poltergeist to the Bush/Quayle 1992 reelection campaign.[8] Andrew Sarris, in The Village Voice, wrote that when Carol Ann is lost the parents and the two older children "come together in blood-kin empathy to form a larger-than-life family that will reach down to the gates of hell to save its loved ones."[8] In the L.A. Herald Examiner, Peter Rainer wrote: This article is about family values as a political concept. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... James Danforth[1][2] Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and a former Senator from the state of Indiana. ... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between incumbent President, Republican George Bush; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ... Andrew Sarris is a film critic and a leading proponent of the Auteur theory of criticism. ... This article is about a New York newspaper. ... The Los Angeles Herald Examiner building, located at the southwest corner of Broadway and 11th Streets, was largely designed by San Francisco architect Julia Morgan then associated with Los Angeles architects J. Martyn Haenke and William J. Dodd whose contribution to the design is not yet determined by scholars. ...

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.[8]

The film was re-released in cinemas for one night only on Thursday, October 4, 2007. This special one-night event also included a 15-minute never-before-seen glimpse into the real world of poltergeists. This was part of the promotional campaign for the new restored and remastered 25th anniversary DVD released on October 9. is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cultural impact

Poltergeist has been referenced in several films, TV shows and music videos.

In "Petergeist", the tree is based on the one that captures Robbie.
In "Petergeist", the tree is based on the one that captures Robbie.

An episode of Family Guy called "Petergeist" directly parodied the events in Poltergeist. Peter builds a multiplex in his backyard and discovers an Indian burial ground. When he takes an Indian chief’s skull, a poltergeist invades the Griffins’ home. The episode also used some of the same musical cues heard in the film, and re-created no less than four memorable scenes, including baby Stewie saying "they're here".[9] Image File history File links Family-Guy-4ACX29-Evil-Tree. ... Image File history File links Family-Guy-4ACX29-Evil-Tree. ... “Petergeist” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Petergeist” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


At the end of the first Simpsons Treehouse of Horror installment, Bad Dream House, the house in which the Simpsons move turns out to be haunted. After repeated failed attempts to scare them away, it implodes in a way similar to that of the house at the end of Poltergeist, rather than spend life with the Simpson family. In another Treehouse of Horror segment, Homer³, after entering the 3rd dimension, Homer communicates with his family in a reverberating voice similar to that of Carol Anne's when she speaks through the television. In an attempt to rescue Homer, Bart enters the dimension with a rope tied around him, similar to the manner Carol Anne is retrieved by Diane.[citation needed] Simpsons redirects here. ... This article refers to the first Treehouse of Horror episode. ... Treehouse of Horror VI is the sixth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, as well as the sixth Halloween episode. ...


In the South Park episode, "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", the ending of the first film was loosely spoofed when the Wal-Mart vanishes, and in "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson", Cartman makes Dr. Nelson say "Carol Anne - don't go into the light" during the fight with him.[citation needed] This article is about the TV series. ... Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes is episode 120 of Comedy Centrals South Park. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... With Apologies to Jesse Jackson is episode 1101 (#154) of Comedy Centrals animated comedy series South Park and the premiere of the shows 11th season. ...


In The X-Files episode "Shadows", Mulder and Scully were discussing what had taken over their car and caused them to crash. Mulder believes that a young woman they had just visited had caused the crash via psychokinetic powers. When Scully questions Mulder's beliefs, Mulder also says it could be a poltergeist. Scully then mocks him by saying, "They're here!" Mulder replies, "Yes, they just might be."[citation needed] The X-Files is an American Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on 10 September 1993, and ended on 19 May 2002. ... Special Agent Fox William Mulder (born October 13, 1961), nicknamed Spooky Mulder, is a fictional character played by David Duchovny on the 1993-2002 television series, The X-Files. ... Special Agent Dr. Dana Katherine Scully (born February 23, 1964) is a fictional character on the FOX television series The X-Files (1993-2002), played by Gillian Anderson. ...


In the Wonderfalls episode "Lying Pig", Jaye's brother declares "This trailer is clean, kind of" after helping her remove all of the talking objects à la Zelda Rubinstein. Similarly, in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jim Carrey does a spoof of the "This house is clean" line but mistakenly says "This house is clear". In the Chilly Beach episode "Polargeist", a direct spoof of the first film, Dale discovers ghosts in his house and is abducted into the spirit world through his beer fridge.[citation needed] Wonderfalls is a television series whose plot centers on Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a Niagara Falls gift shop. ... Zelda Rubinstein (b. ... Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Movie Poster Chilly Beach is a Canadian animated television series, which airs on CBC Television in Canada and The Comedy Channel in Australia. ...


In the music video for the Spice Girls song "Too Much" Emma Bunton re-creates a scene from the movie.[citation needed] The Spice Girls are a girl pop group formed in 1994, consisting of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ...


In the April 19, 2007 episode of Supernatural, Dean explains to his brother the curse of the set of Poltergeist. Also in a first season episode called Home, Dean makes a reference to Missouri Mosley cleaning out their old house of a poltergeist by commenting on her doing her whole Zelda Rubinstein thing. Rubinstein played Psychic Tangina Barrons in all 3 Poltergeist films.[citation needed] This article is about the US TV series. ...


See also

Night Skies was a sci-fi horror suspense thriller film that was never made. ... Poltergeist: The Legacy is a 1996 Canadian/American horror television series. ... For the 1982 film, see Poltergeist (film). ... Stigmatized property is a term used in the real estate business which describes possible detrimental features of a property or home, all the result of unfortunate occurrences. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Johannes Grenzfurthner, leading a fake demonstration in Munich in 2003 Johannes Grenzfurthner (* June 13, 1975, Vienna) is artist, writer, curator, director. ... monochrom members: (back) Johannes Grenzfurthner, Evelyn Fürlinger, Roland Gratzer; (front) Günther Friesinger, Franz Ablinger. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Brode, Douglas (2000). The Films of Steven Spielberg. New York: Citadel Press, 101. ISBN 0-8065-1951-7. 
  2. ^ Brode, pg 102
  3. ^ Brode, pg 99-100
  4. ^ Click over, children! All are welcome! All welcome! Quint interviews Zelda Rubinstein!!!!. Ain't It Cool News (2007-10-02). Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  5. ^ Live Chat with Warner Home Video. Home Theater Forum (2007-02-26). Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  6. ^ Poltergeist (1982)
  7. ^ POLTERGEIST. BOX OFFICE MOJO. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.
  8. ^ a b c cited in Brode, p. 111
  9. ^ Petergeist. TV.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-25.

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Poltergeist phenomena is a focus of study within parapsychology (a discipline which does not have wide acceptance within the mainstream scientific community).
Another version of the poltergeist is the "wrath version." When a person dies in a powerful rage at the time of death, that person is believed by some to come back to fulfill that vengeance.
According to yet another opinion, ghosts and poltergeists are "recordings." When there is a powerful emotion, sometimes at death and sometimes not, a recording is believed to be embedded into the fabric of time, and this recording will continue to play over and over again until the energy embedded disperses.
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