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The Magnificent Horror of Poltergeist (1982)

In the pantheon of 80s horror movies, Poltergeist is oft-overlooked.

At a time when gore-filled slashers were in vogue—thanks in part to the success of the Friday the 13th and Halloween film series—Poltergeist relied on a simple, Grimms’ Fairy Tales-esque plot to deliver its frights. Exploring universal themes of love, death, and greed, Poltergeist is the rare family-horror film that doesn’t pander explicitly to children. Read more…