|Poltergeist 1982 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Heather O'Rourke, Richard Lawson, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein, James Karen, Michael McManus, Virginia Kiser, Martin Casella, Lou Perryman, Clair E. Leucart, Dirk Blocker
Evil spirits (poltergeists) drop in for a visit with the suburban California Freeling family–father Steve (Craig T. Nelson), mother Diane (JoBeth Williams), 16-year-old Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke). Strange things begin to happen, especially when Carol Anne is called to the television set where she announces, "They're here." More horrors lie in wait in this excellent story about unhappy ghosts. This film was co-written and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. There are sequels.
|Poltergeist II: The Other Side 1986 PG-13, 91 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Fantasy / Drama
Director: Brian Gibson
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein, Will Sampson, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Robert Lesser, Julian Beck, John P. Whitecloud, Noble Craig, Susan Peretz, Helen Boll, Jaclyn Bernstein, Kelly Jean Peters
As if the Freeling family–father Steve (Craig T. Nelson), mother Diane (JoBeth Williams), daughter Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), and son Robbie (Oliver Robins)–had not suffered enough with their poltergeists in the first movie, they are back again. Following Grandma's death, the toy telephone rings, and who should be on the other end but the "other side." Now the family is visited by the evil spirit of cult leader Henry Kane (Julian Beck), and, once again, they contact psychic medium Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein) for help. As in the first film, the special effects are excellent.
|Poltergeist III 1988 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: Gary Sherman
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Nancy Allen, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kipley Wentz, Paul Graham, Nathan Davis, Richard Fire, Roger May, Meg Weldon, Stacy Gilchrist, Joey Garfield, Roy Hytower, Christian Murphy
Previous stars Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams are gone, but the otherworld creatures are back. Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) moves in with Aunt Nancy (Nancy Allen) and Uncle Tom (Tom Skerritt) and shares their Chicago condominium. But, the evil creatures are not fooled, and the ghost of the evil Reverend Kane (Nathan Davis) is haunting Carol Anne and wants her to follow him "into the light."
|1. Poltergeist (1982)|
2. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
3. Poltergeist III (1988)
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