Blu-ray Disc - 2015 | Blu-ray version.
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A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.
Publisher: Beverly Hills : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2015.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Polte
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the visually impaired.


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Feb 06, 2021

My favorite 80s horror movie. Is it cheesy and predictable? Absolutely, but it also have great acting and decent story. I think many new haunted house movies focus too much on the monster and very little on the family. This family carry this movie so in my book this is considered a classic.

Aug 12, 2020

the original is way more scary then the remake one. The remake one looks likes a pg various like the original that's straight pg-13

Apr 29, 2020

Did not watch the original but this remake is awful. Sam Rockwell is a good actor, but it seemed like he wasn't into this one. You know a horror movie is bad when you're rooting for the ghost to kill a college student for asking dumb questions to a kid. Please skip this one, no redeeming value to watching it, CGI for certain inanimate objects to be scary is comical.

Dec 27, 2019

This film was good but the original is always the best but still liked it and enjoyed this version.

This is a decent show! Not the best, but for a 1943 movie really good. The scariest thing about this movie though, were the creepy things that happened while and after filming. Real skeletons, disturbances not part of the movie that happened on set and of corse the deaths of many actors. Good acting! Overall kinda creepy. Some scene were great and scary the chairs, the meat, the face part. The movie along with being creepy was funny (especially the last scene of the movie).

Oct 06, 2018

This fantasy/thriller film is probably one of the better horror movies that I have seen in awhile. A family notices strange ghost and spirit apparitions visiting them through their television screen. At the beginning the family is just amazed, until the spirits turn dark and their youngest child goes missing. This movie approaches horror in an interesting way, by avoiding gore and focusing more on the fear of things that you can’t see or understand. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars and recommend it to those who don’t like gory horror films and prefer more laid back films. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Oct 05, 2018

I love that creepy minister dude from the second film!!!!

Apr 15, 2018

Same unbelievable happenings, I must amid liking this remake better!

Apr 06, 2018

I decided to re-watch the original 1982 classic movie, before getting into this version. I must say...there are differences and this version has more visual and CGI effects. But, overall this version was also worth watching. I would watch it again!
There were some funny scenes and some scary scenes. This movie keeps in your seat with the intense horror thrill, you would not expect.

ArapahoeElena Jun 24, 2017

A suspense horror classic! Well shot, and will make you look twice at television snow.

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Apr 29, 2020

Other: Alcohol use

Apr 29, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scary multiple jump scenes

Jun 11, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: What Dimmu16 said, as well as when the guy "rips his face off."

Dimmu16 Apr 29, 2012

Coarse Language: The occasional swears.

Dimmu16 Apr 29, 2012

Violence: Well its a horror film. The family is attacked!

Dimmu16 Apr 29, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When Carol Anne is sucked into the other sitde. And when Robbie is kidnapped. Oh and when they try to get Carol Anne back near the end. And a few others.

Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

Other: I have noticed that a lot of the actors have passed away. Sad! Carol Anne - Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988 12 years old), Dana - Dominique Dunne (1959-1982 22 years old), Tangina - Zelda Rubinstein (1933-2010 76 years old), Dr Lesh - Beatrice Straight (1914-2001 86 years old). Some people think this is the work of The Poltergeist Curse.


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Apr 29, 2020

Madison Bowen: They're here.

Robbie “Where are they coming from?”
Diane “I don’t know”

Robbie “It looks at me, it knows I live here”

Diane “Well who did you mean?”
Heather “The T.V. people”

Diane: “Do not go into the light”

Jun 08, 2013

Tangina: Help me tie this around my waist.

Diane: What do you think you're doing?

Tangina: I'm going in after her.

Diane: She won't come to you. Let me go.

Tangina: You've never done this before.

Diane: Neither have you.


Tangina: You're right. You go.

Dimmu16 Mar 14, 2012

"They're Here!"

-Heather O'Rourke (Carol Anne), Poltergeist I.

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Apr 23, 2016

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Dimmu16 Apr 09, 2012

The Freeling family, live in a beautiful and happy neighborhood. Everything seems fine and perfect until odd things begin to happen. For example, chairs moving and little Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) being slide across the floor. Then it gets serious, the creature creating the problems has decided to start kidnapping the Freeling Children. The tree takes Robbie (Oliver Robbins) and Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) is sucked into her closet sending her to another world known as 'The Other Side'. But the family was only able to save Robbie (Oliver Robbins) so now the remaining family have to get help from ghost hunters to save Carol Anne or they may lose her forever!

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