History Trivia / Poltergeist

10th Dec '15 2:23:06 PM eroock
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** Dominique Dunne, who played Dana in the first movie, died in November 1982 at age 22, after being strangled by her abusive former boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney. ** Julian Beck, 60,who played Henry Kane in Poltergeist II: The Other Side, died in September 14, 1985 of stomach cancer (diagnosed before he had accepted the role). ** Will Sampson, 53, who played Taylor the medicine man in Poltergeist II, died as a result of post-operative kidney failure and pre-operative malnutrition problems in June 1987. ** Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three Poltergeist movies, died in February 1988 at the age of 12 after a hospital misdiagnosis led her to be treated for the wrong ailment. ** Actress Jo-Beth Williams claimed that during the filming, a poltergeist was active in her own home: she would return home from set to discover things askew and out of place from the way they had been when she left earlier.
10th Dec '15 2:19:33 PM eroock
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* TheProductionCurse: a lot of inexplicable bad luck and ill-fortune dogged these films. Murmurs of an actual curse were not helped by the revelation that real corpses had been used in some scenes.
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* TheProductionCurse: a A lot of inexplicable bad luck and ill-fortune dogged these films. Murmurs of an actual curse were not helped by the revelation that real corpses had been used in some scenes.
5th Dec '15 8:50:20 AM themisterfree
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
5th Dec '15 8:50:01 AM themisterfree
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* HeyItsThatGuy: New Yorkers watching the movie must have been a little weirded out when they realized that Mr. Teague, the guy who built the development over the graveyard and helped kick off the plot, was the guy who [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRR6PljqF8 pitched them groceries for many years for the Pathmark chain]] during the 70s, 80s, and early 90s (that chain has died, quite recently (November 2015) thanks to the mismanagement of their parent, A&P)
19th Aug '15 8:27:33 AM akaun6899
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase ownership of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
19th Aug '15 8:26:47 AM akaun6899
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Ted Turner's purchase of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Ted Turner's purchase Turner Entertainment's ownership of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
19th Aug '15 8:24:34 AM akaun6899
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* ChannelHop: To an extent. MetroGoldwynMayer produced the trilogy and the remake. However, the first movie is currently owned by WarnerBros, due to Ted Turner's purchase of MGM's pre-May 1986 library, and WB's purchase of Turner Entertainment. The sequels remained with MGM, and are currently handled on home video by TwentiethCenturyFox, who also distributed the remake.
30th Jul '15 5:23:16 PM AgProv
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* TheProductionCurse: a lot of inexplicable bad luck and ill-fortune dogged these films. Murmurs of an actual curse were not helped by the revelation that real corpses had been used in some scenes.
1st Jun '15 7:18:52 PM Bergamot
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* AllThereInTheManual: Spielberg gave James Kahn free rein on the novelization, leading to it having ''tons'' of backstory (including Tangina's battles with demons on the spirit plane, a spectral SouthernBelle who protected Carol-Anne on the Other Side, an even ''more'' nightmarish NightmareFodder sequence of Marty in the kitchen, and--perhaps most critically--a more thorough explanation of why the ghostly activity started ''now'' rather than when the family first moved into the house) that was never even hinted at in the film.
3rd May '15 6:52:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Split the different works off to their own pages.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the third film, Kane is voiced by Creator/CoreyBurton. * InMemoriam: The third film was dedicated in memory of Heather O'Rourke, who tragically and unexpectedly died a few months before the film was released.

* Main/TechnologyMarchesOn: If the 80's fashion doesn't date the film to the modern-day viewer, surely Carol Anne playing with a Speak & Spell in the third movie will.
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* Main/TechnologyMarchesOn: If the 80's fashion doesn't date the film to the modern-day viewer, surely Carol Anne playing with a Speak & Spell in the third movie will.----
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