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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Craig T Nelson
Jobeth Williams
Beatrice Straight
Directors
Tobe Hooper
Screenwriters
Steven Spielberg
Michael Grais
Mark Victor
Running Time
114 minutes

Poltergeist
Tobe Hooper trades in his chainsaw for Spielberg's light and magic, to eery effect.


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Plot
A little girl unlocks a portal to a demonic world by playing around with a television set, unleashing all manner of evil forces upon the suburbanite homestead.


Verdict
A surprisingly yet successfully restrained lesson in how to haunt a house.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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