Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poltergeist

Poltergeist (1982)

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.



"They're here."

It's not the scariest movie I have ever seen but it certainly is the most fun to watch.

Unlike many other horror movies this movie has very little gore but that doesn't mean it's not scary. It has lot's of sounds and visually scary moments. The tree and the clown scene are two of this very scary scene's!




Also unlike many other horror movies this movie is in a way fun to watch. The movie also have seem to be made with lot's of fun and there are some typical Spielberg comical moments and dialogue. Just one of the things that proof to me that Spielberg was more then just a producer/writer. Other things that proof this are the characters and the way some of the scene's are shot. Even the atmosphere is the same as in "E.T." that Spielberg made the same year. I don't know what Tobe Hooper did for this movie but it can't have been much.




The cast is excellent. Rarely have I ever seen such a great realistic and natural portrayal of a family. I especially like Craig T. Nelson as the father of the family. The characters that aren't part of the family are mostly extremely entertaining such as the neighbor Ben Tutthill or the pool workers who have to take at least one bite out of everything that's in the kitchen. But also of course Zelda Rubinstein as the extremely small but smart and wise Tangina Barrons.




Another wonderful thing about the movie is the cinematography, the editing but especially the music by Jerry Goldsmith. It's too bad he didn't won an Oscar for it but if you have to compete against John Williams score for "E.T." you just don't stand a chance and then it's no shame to lose.




The special effects are typical 80's like and can now days be described as with all respect; campy. They can be compared with the one's used in "Ghostbusters". But for some reason it adds to the charm of the movie and I extremely like it.




Wonderful movie with some scary moments that still is very fun to watch.

9/10

Have you seen it? If so, what's your opinion?

34 comments:

  1. I saw this movie when I was a kid. Scary, then.

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  2. i remember watching it as a kid and being terrified for days :(

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  3. that movie was awesome back in the days.. but if you will watch it now you will probably laugh :)

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  4. ahh that end picture is scaryy

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  5. If you think it's good then I'll watch it :D

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  6. I havn't seen it! But now I want to watch a scary movie!!

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  7. Now this is a movie that I thought was great. 9/10

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  8. really a great movie ! i love poltergeist!

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  9. I have so long ago. I must rewatch. High grade you gave it here..hmmm, gotta see if you are right again

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  10. I've seen most of the films you've reviewed.. but not this one, I'll have to try and find a copy!

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  11. Oh man, this movie brings back memories. I absolutely loved it when I was younger, although maybe now, if I watched it, I would feel disappointed because of how spoiled we are with visual effects these days. Still, I feel like I have to go rent it now.

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  12. Great review on an excellent movie! I remember watching this when I was just a little boy... I about crapped my pants. Keep the good posts coming =)

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  13. I haven't seen this since I was a kid, but I remember it scaring the heck outta me.

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  14. Always been too scared to watch this movie.

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  15. Great film! The special effects are the best! :D

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  16. people live for the thrill of fear... so I might give this a shot!

    haha following

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  17. i do think this movie is scary...although there are other more scary stuff nowadays ><

    I have followed your blog..Could you follow mine too please?

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  18. Haven't seen it yet, but after reading your review I'm considering it.

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  19. haven't watched it. Adding it to my list tho.

    nice blog...follow'd

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  20. I'm defo gonna gie that a watch!

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  21. Damn I was scared back then

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  22. I don't know much about the classic scary movie scene. I'll check it out!

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  23. This movie is definitly an all time classic!

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  24. Nice to see another movie buff....I'm not really that into horror but I could make an exception.

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  25. I saw this movie when I was young and got scared ahah

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  26. scary picture makes me sad but your blog makes me happy :P

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  27. I recently watched the restored version... the film is very good.

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  28. i was never really interested in this movie for some reason

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