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Poltergeist Movie

Movie Summary for Poltergeist


Be afraid, be very afraid for this 80s movie horror. Ghosts haunt a family home.

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The Freeling family are victims of a ghost infestation in their home in the movie Poltergeist.

The ghost, which appeared to be nice at first, eventually turn vicious and eventually kidnaps the Freeling’s younger daughter Carol Anne (played by Heather O’Rourke) and keeps her in the closet in the movie Poltergeist.


Steve Freeling - Craig T. Nelson
Diane Freeling- Jobeth Williams
Dr. Lesh - Beatrice Straight
Dana Freeling - Dominique Dunne
Robbie Freeling - Oliver Robins
Carol Anne Freeling - Heather O'Rourke
Ben Tuthill - Michael McManus
Mrs. Tuthill - Virginia Kiser
Dr. Marty Casey - Martin Casella
Ryan - Richard Lawson
Tangina Barrons, Clarivoyant - Zelda Rubinstein
Pugsley - Lou Perryman
Bulldozer Driver - Clair E Leucart
Mr. Teague - James Karen
Jeff Shaw - Dirk Blocker


The house used in the movie Poltergeist is located in Simi Valley, California and still exists today. Its original owner still lives there.

Poltergeist is the German word that means rumbling spirit.

Academy Awards:

Jerry Goldsmith won for Best Original Score for Poltergeist.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Poltergeist was released to theatres on 06/04/1982 by MGM/UA, and grossed $74,706,019 at the box office in the US.

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