Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper)


Malevolent ghosts invade a suburban house and soon the family’s young daughter goes missing…

Seen before? Yes.

Best performance: JoBeth Williams and Craig T Nelson are both very good as the frantic, frightened parents.

Best scene/moment/sequence: When the sinister shit hits the family fan and the house is first invaded.

Review: The movie’s officially credited to Tobe Hooper, but the rumours are that writer/producer Steven Spielberg was the de facto director on set. The first half is an engaging and scary horror movie, but then the pace slows and the film loses momentum.

Seven static television out of 10.