Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist is an American horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper, produced by Steven Spielberg, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 4, 1982. It is the first and most successful of the Poltergeist film trilogy, and was nominated for three Academy Awards. Poltergeist was a box office success worldwide. The film grossed $76,606,280 in the United States, making it the highest-grossing horror film of 1982 and 8th overall for the year.

The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Original Score, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects. Nearly 30 years after its release, the film is regarded by many critics as a classic of the horror genre and maintains an 86% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes . This film was selected by The New York Times as one of The Best 1000 Movies Ever Made.

Location: United States
Director: Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg (uncredited)
Producer: Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor
Story: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein


  1. I remember watching this when I was a lot younger and it scared the hell out of me lol

  2. I simply love your site Elgart!

  3. @ Dempsey, this movie is really scary buddy! Also watch this when I was only 10 years old.

    @ Malice, thanks!