Also discussed is the classic Poltergeist (1982) directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg. The film stars JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, and Craig T. Nelson. Poltergeist is a classic film that is in most people’s top list of horror movies.
A socially awkward veterinary assistant with a lazy eye and obsession with perfection descends into depravity after developing a crush on a boy with perfect hands.
Director: Lucky McKee
Writer: Lucky McKee
Stars: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris
Release Date: 11 April 2003 (Denmark)
Budget: $500,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 93 min
A family’s home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.
Director: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Steven Spielberg (screenplay by), Michael Grais (screenplay by)
Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
Release Date: 4 June 1982 (USA)
Budget: $10,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,896,612, 6 June 1982
Gross USA: $77,142,388
Runtime: 114 min | 120 min (original cut)