Film Den: Poltergeist – Part 1

It’s heeere! The Film Den covers the Speilberg/Hooper classic from 1982.

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15 Comments on "Film Den: Poltergeist – Part 1"

Unalive'Em13
Guest

I love these movies, even the sequels although I do admit they aren’t as good as the first, though I would actually argue that the second film is scarier, and with the remake I just don’t see how it’ll be anywhere near as good as the original, it seems like it’s taking too many bad horror movie troupes from today, it doesn’t seem like it will have that great and creepy atmosphere from the original

Renaissance Nerd
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This is not only one of my favorite scary movies, but one of my favorite movies period. Mostly I’m commenting because I’m a little bowled over that someone else actually read and remembered the novelization! So much weird backstory going on in that book.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

The habit of playing The Star-Spangled Banner at the close of a television’s broadcast day may be a holdover from the military tradition Retreat. On military stations, at the beginning and ending of an official duty day, they would broadcast the bugle calls Reveille or Retreat, followed by the national anthem. Military personnel were required to stand at attention and salute during the entire process.

My guess is that, during the Cold War era, television stations followed a very similar pattern, but dispensed with the bugle calls.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

7:00 – “HRRROOUUM! RRRHAAAHHM! LIIITTLLLLEE OOOORRRCCCS!”

TragicGuineaPig
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11:53 – It’s a Taranchula video! “DOWN WITH THE DECOUPAGE!!”

Pille22
Guest

1982, the year I hatched. :3
Thanky to this review I have to buy this movie too….. Are there any sequels I should buy with that together, when I’m at it? ^^

MavenCree
Guest

An uglier, rounder version of Zelda is who I pictured and heard in my head when reading Deloris Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.

Swanpride
Guest

Thanks for the warning. The gross-out scenes I could never watch. And for the explanation in the start. Not being American, I always wondered about that.

I just realized what makes this movie work so well, aside from the quiet moments. Way too often I keep wondering why people who encounter supernatural happenings don’t simply leave. But in this case, they can’t leave, because they first have to find Carol Anne.

CholYerlow
Guest

you know….all these years and I still never watched this movie. And watching each scene in this videos is just making me awestruck. This was such a good and scary film. I have my doubts the remake will be as good.

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