"They're here." Directed by THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE's Tobe Hooper, but overwhelmingly bearing the stylistic fingerprints of writer/producer Steven Spielberg, POLTERGEIST represents an unholy marriage of family film and intense horror cinema. The haunted house genre moves to the suburbs, as a family discovers that the mysterious occurrences in their new tract home — at first amusing bits of mischievous telekinesis, later terrifying acts of deadly violence — may have something to do with the Native American burial ground underneath their southern California subdivision. DIR Tobe Hooper; SCR/PROD Steven Spielberg; SCR Michael Grais, Mark Victor; PROD Frank Marshall. U.S., 1982, color, 114 min. RATED PG
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