Ghosts invade suburbia in this 1982 horror film from director Tobe Hooper and producer Steven Spielberg. Life in the Freeling family’s tract home is comfortably bland, but frisky poltergeists soon put a little excitement into their daily routine–moving furniture and communicating with their youngest daughter, Carol Anne, through the television set.
Unfortunately, harmless pranks quickly turn nasty and the previously friendly ghosts kidnap Carol Anne, trapping her in the spirit world. To win the child back, the family calls in a team of parapsychologists and a psychic who conducts an elaborate exorcism. The apocalyptic finale is deliciously macabre, and pushed the limits of the PG rating.
I thought this movie was terrible. When I was a kid, I used to like this movie but after watching it, lately, I’m not sure what I saw in this movie. I don’t know why they even file this under the horror genre because it’s not even scary. It’s more like a science fiction movie, through my eyes.
I thought both Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper completely failed on this movie. The acting was fine but the story and the movie, itself, sucked, in my opinion. If you haven’t watched this movie, save your time and money to watch something a lot better. The only good thing in this movie was probably the special effects and that was pushing it because they used too much of them.
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