It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Poltergeist.
“They’re here!” One of the all-time great haunted house movies, Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic unleashes supernatural horrors in cosy Spielbergian suburbia.
When blonde moppet Carol Anne is abducted by ghosts lurking in the family TV set, her distraught parents enlist the help of a diminutive psychic and a trio of paranormal researchers to rescue her from ‘the other side’. Poltergeist accentuates childhood fears – the dark, clowns, twisted trees and monsters in the closet – to deliver the cinematic equivalent of a carnival ghost train ride. The VFX are still top notch, and most importantly, it’s genuinely scary.
Four reasons why Poltergeist rocks:
1. The slithering steak and face-peeling.
2. Zelda Rubinstein as the psychic, Tangina.
3. Jobeth Williams being dragged across the ceiling.
4. The all-hell-breaks-loose finale.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.