A family's ordinary tract home suddenly
becomes a gateway for enraged ghosts who kidnap their little girl
and take her to their twilight world. Hiring paranormal experts,
the family attempts to discover why she was taken and how to get
her back. Great performances by all in this deluxe ghost story.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Score, Best Visual
Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing.
"They're here!" -- Carol Anne Freeling
(Heather O'Rourke) about the poltergeists
Frisky poltergeists put a little excitement into
the daily routine of the Freeling family's humdrum lives by moving
furniture and communicating with their youngest daughter, Carol
Anne, through the television set. Unfortunately, harmless pranks
quickly turn nasty and the previously friendly ghosts kidnap Carol
Anne, trapping her in the spirit world. To win the child back, the
family calls in a team of parapsychologists and a midget psychic
who conduct an elaborate exorcism.
Additional cast: Michael McManus (as Tuthill)
and Virginia Kiser (Mrs. Tuthill).
Filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision.
Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but received a PG on
"...[The film is] strong on
technique....Well-acted....Williams is terrific..."
"...POLTERGEIST is like a thoroughly
enjoyable nightmare, one that you know that you can always wake up
from....Witty in a fashion that Alfred Hitchcock might have
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST
FILMS OF 1982"
Full Frame -
1.33 - English
Widescreen - 2.35 - English
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish
Dolby Digital Surround - French
Additional Release Materail:
1. Original Theatrical