I remember three things from the summer of 1982: the music, my camp boyfriend and the movie
Twenty-five years later, I’m having flashbacks. On Thursday, Oct. 4 (for one night only),
To refresh your recollection, here’s the original trailer:
The question for me is whether I should go see it. The obvious answer is "of course not" because I don’t really like scary movies, and this particular one scared the bejesus
Of course, unlike Poltergeist,
Like Poltergeist, though, it did have a scary tree.
Some of Poltergeist‘s creepiness was bigger than the plot. Both of the daughters in the movie died (in unrelated incidents), which led to rumors that there was a
Dominique Dunne, who played the older daughter (on the right) was murdered by her ex-boyfriend a few months after
Poltergeist was released. She was only 22. And Heather O’Rourke (on the left) died six years later (at age 12) from a bacterial infection. The other female member of the family,
And then, of course, there was Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina, the paranormal expert who has been described as the "true star" of the movie. During a photo shoot for Poltergeist III, Rubinstein felt a “jolt,” and shortly thereafter, she learned that her mother had died. The photo taken at the moment of the jolt turned out hazy. Creepy.
There’s one thing I keep wondering about this anniversary screening: Will this movie have as much impact now that almost everyone has cable television? Who sees a TV with snow anymore?
If you’re less of a wuss than I am, and want to make definitive plans to see the