1982 was a huge year for movies. A lot of classics came out that year, including one of the best horror movies of all time, Poltergeist. Helmed by one of the greatest forces in Hollywood, Poltergeist is a lesson in how to make a film both scary and heartfelt. It has been long speculated how much of a role Steven Spielberg played in the making of the film about a family terrorized by ghosts, but the results speak for themselves. The film undoubtedly has the Spielberg feel, and with the help of director Tobe Hooper, Poltergeist became one of the highest grossing films of the year.
Despite the production famously having a curse, the film still remains a high benchmark for horror. Although over 35 years have passed, Poltergeist feels as fresh and scary as ever. Take a moment and see how much you know about Spielberg and Hooper’s 1982 classic Poltergeist.