History NightmareFuel / Poltergeist

13th Sep '17 4:56:40 PM Bergamot
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** Bonus AdultFear: being able to hear your terrified child ''screaming'' for you to save her...with no way of knowing where she is.
28th May '17 10:14:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.

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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet [[MonsterClown clown]] [[PerversePuppet puppet]] and the [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree [[WhenTreesAttack tree]] are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.
28th May '17 10:12:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the carnivorous tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.

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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the carnivorous [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.
30th Apr '17 6:18:55 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected.expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath
23rd Apr '17 2:15:12 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].KarmicDeath
23rd Apr '17 1:51:27 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].
23rd Apr '17 1:50:22 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenereSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that he might not survive the above scene]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenereSavvy GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that he might not survive the above scene]].scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].
23rd Apr '17 1:48:50 PM esq263
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* The scene with the meat on the counter moving by itself and imploding blood, and Marty sees it and drops the chicken out of his mouth and maggots are crawling all over it, yuck!

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* The scene with the meat on the counter moving by itself and imploding blood, and Marty sees it and drops the chicken out of his mouth and maggots are crawling all over it, yuck!yuck!
* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenereSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that he might not survive the above scene]].
10th Apr '17 9:17:48 PM andyjay
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* And the simple fact that it all unfolds in somebody's home, not out in the woods or whatever, is pretty creepy. How many people who watch this for the first time can avoid looking suspiciously at their closet doors for several nights?

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* And the white, spider-like...''[[http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/poltergeist.jpg thing]]'' guarding the door to kids' room when the ghosts return. Somehow the bright light on it (as opposed to darkness and shadows) makes it worse.
* And the simple fact that it all unfolds in somebody's home, tract home in a seemingly ordinary suburban neighborhood, not out in the woods or whatever, is pretty creepy. How many people who watch this for the first time can avoid looking suspiciously at their closet doors for several nights?
6th Feb '17 1:19:40 PM Lovetheclassics72
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----* The scene with the meat on the counter moving by itself and imploding blood, and Marty sees it and drops the chicken out of his mouth and maggots are crawling all over it, yuck!
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