History YMMV / Poltergeist

23rd Jun '17 11:41:40 AM Angeldeb82
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* AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/JerryGoldsmith Jerry Goldsmith strikes again.]]

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/JerryGoldsmith Jerry Goldsmith strikes again.]]



** One poster atop a little boy's bed says "1988 SuperBowl XXII", which is kind of eerie when you realize that [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19927_6-movies-that-predicted-disasters-with-eerie-accuracy.html this was almost the exact date that the film's star, Heather O'Rourke, died]].

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** One poster atop a little boy's bed says "1988 SuperBowl [=SuperBowl=] XXII", which is kind of eerie when you realize that [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19927_6-movies-that-predicted-disasters-with-eerie-accuracy.html this was almost the exact date that the film's star, Heather O'Rourke, died]].



*** "You only moved the headstones! WHYYYY?!! WHYYYYY ?!!"

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*** "You only moved the headstones! WHYYYY?!! WHYYYYY ?!!"WHYYYYY?!!"



* ParanoiaFuel: The chairs. Good GOD the chairs.
* SpecialEffectsFailure:

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* ParanoiaFuel: The chairs. Good GOD GOD, the chairs.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:



* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: An incredibly common criticism of the remake; it seems to have been made with little purpose but to cash in on the Poltergeist name, so it just rehashes the original and calls it a day.

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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: An incredibly common criticism of the remake; it seems to have been made with little purpose but to cash in on the Poltergeist name, so it just rehashes the original and calls it a day.
9th Jun '17 3:29:41 PM LB7979
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** From the 2015 remake: when Amy first hears Maddie from The Other Side, and says to her "I miss you so so so so so so so much"... It's the over-repetition of about a dozen "so"'s combined with her performance that makes it funny instead of dramatic.
16th Nov '16 9:08:14 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Reverend]] Henry Kane was the insane leader of a utopian cult in the early 19th century who led his "flock" into an underground cavern under the premise that the world was about to end, but in actuality, his only intention was to harvest their souls for his own power. As a ghost, he absorbed the energy from his followers, which fused with the evil in his heart and [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous turned him into a monstrous apparition]]--a demon called "The Beast". When the Freeling family moves into the home built where the cavern once was, Kane tries to abduct the young Carol Anne and bring her to the realm of the dead, dubbed the "Other Side," where he could use her to attract more souls for his energy. In ''Film/PoltergeistIITheOtherSide'', he keeps on tormenting the Freelings, possessing Steven's body in order to rape Diane while taking a proactive role in psychologically and physically tormenting the family as he seeks to take Carol Anne. At the end of ''Film/PoltergeistIII'', Kane apparently abandons his pursuit of the Freelings and accepts the mystic Tangina's offer to show him into the light, but the film ends with a flash of lightning and Kane's demonic laughter, showing his supposed redemption as a sham.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Reverend]] Henry Kane was the insane leader of a utopian cult {{cult}} in the early 19th century who led his "flock" into an underground cavern under the premise that the world was about to end, but in actuality, his only intention was to harvest their souls for his own power. As a ghost, he absorbed the energy from his followers, which fused with the evil in his heart and [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous turned him into a monstrous apparition]]--a demon called "The Beast". When the Freeling family moves into the home built where the cavern once was, Kane tries to abduct the young Carol Anne and bring her to the realm of the dead, dubbed the "Other Side," where he could use her to attract more souls for his energy. In ''Film/PoltergeistIITheOtherSide'', he keeps on tormenting the Freelings, possessing Steven's body in order to rape Diane while taking a proactive role in psychologically and physically tormenting the family as he seeks to take Carol Anne. At the end of ''Film/PoltergeistIII'', Kane apparently abandons his pursuit of the Freelings and accepts the mystic Tangina's offer to show him into the light, but the film ends with a flash of lightning and Kane's demonic laughter, showing his supposed redemption as a sham.
1st Nov '16 4:35:27 PM straydogsweets
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** Depending on which actor you ask. Zelda Rubenstein claims that Spielberg directly directed her scenes, other lead actors gave accounts that differed on who did what. It also helps that Spielberg was not only the producer, but he wrote the story and handled the storyboards.

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** Depending on which actor you ask. Zelda Rubenstein Rubinstein claims that Spielberg directly directed her scenes, other lead actors gave accounts that differed on who did what. It also helps that Spielberg was not only the producer, but he wrote the story and handled the storyboards.


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** It's not an effect, but Zelda Rubinstein's natural speaking voice, probably because of her growth hormone deficiency.
16th Oct '16 9:55:59 PM CornwindEvilman
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** When Steve/Nelson has packed his family into their car to flee the self-destructing house, he frantically paws at his rear pockets looking for his car keys while the camera focuses on his butt, making it look for about two seconds that Steve has decided to do a brief booty dance.
13th May '16 5:27:50 PM VoiceInTheWasteland
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Oh god, Tangina's voice. The HeliumSpeech effect adds nothing to the plot and almost wrecks the tension in every scene where she's talking. Why did they even ''do'' that?
18th Oct '15 3:42:47 PM Repo
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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: An incredibly common criticism of the remake; it seems to have been made with little purpose but to cash in on the Poltergeist name, so it just rehashes the original and calls it a day.



* ToughActToFollow: The general opinion of the remake. While it's [[SoOkayItsAverage a decent movie]] on its on merits, it's in the shadow of a classic.

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* ToughActToFollow: The general opinion of the remake. While it's it's, at best, [[SoOkayItsAverage a decent movie]] on its on merits, it's in the shadow of a classic.
1st Oct '15 7:13:34 PM ianw1
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** Depending on which actor you ask. Zelda Rubenstein claims that Spielberg directly directed her scenes, other lead actors gave accounts that differed on who did what. It also helps that Spielberg was not only the producer, but he wrote the story and handled the storyboards.
27th Sep '15 2:59:47 PM maxwellsilver
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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Reverend]] [[BigBad Henry Kane]] was the insane leader of a utopian cult in the early 19th century who led his "flock" into an underground cavern under the premise that the world was about to end, but in actuality, his only intention was to harvest their souls for his own power. As a ghost, he absorbed the energy from his followers, which fused with the evil in his heart and [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous turned him into a monstrous apparition]]--a demon called "The Beast". When the Freeling family moves into the home built where the cavern once was, Kane tries to abduct the young Carol Anne and bring her to the realm of the dead, dubbed the "Other Side," where he could use her to attract more souls for his energy. In ''Film/PoltergeistIITheOtherSide'', he keeps on tormenting the Freelings, possessing Steven's body in order to rape Diane while taking a proactive role in psychologically and physically tormenting the family as he seeks to take Carol Anne. At the end of ''Film/PoltergeistIII'', Kane apparently abandons his pursuit of the Freelings and accepts the mystic Tangina's offer to show him into the light, but the film ends with a flash of lightning and Kane's demonic laughter, showing his supposed redemption as a sham.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SinisterMinister Reverend]] [[BigBad Henry Kane]] Kane was the insane leader of a utopian cult in the early 19th century who led his "flock" into an underground cavern under the premise that the world was about to end, but in actuality, his only intention was to harvest their souls for his own power. As a ghost, he absorbed the energy from his followers, which fused with the evil in his heart and [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous turned him into a monstrous apparition]]--a demon called "The Beast". When the Freeling family moves into the home built where the cavern once was, Kane tries to abduct the young Carol Anne and bring her to the realm of the dead, dubbed the "Other Side," where he could use her to attract more souls for his energy. In ''Film/PoltergeistIITheOtherSide'', he keeps on tormenting the Freelings, possessing Steven's body in order to rape Diane while taking a proactive role in psychologically and physically tormenting the family as he seeks to take Carol Anne. At the end of ''Film/PoltergeistIII'', Kane apparently abandons his pursuit of the Freelings and accepts the mystic Tangina's offer to show him into the light, but the film ends with a flash of lightning and Kane's demonic laughter, showing his supposed redemption as a sham.
15th Sep '15 7:23:39 PM Austin
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: There are some hints during the film, stronger during the second half, that Dana goes on dates with guys and has sex with them, without her parents knowing: Just the day after they [[spoiler: recover Carol Anne from the other side of the closet]], Diane tells Dana that later, they'll go to a hotel, when she tells which one, Dana just goes like "oh, yes", and giving some fun smile, looking like she's daydreaming, letting us know that she knows it and that something special for her happened there and Diane saying "what is it?", or something like that. Then Dana changes subject and leaves and we don't know anything of her until the very end of the movie, when she gets out of the car screaming "WHAT'S GOING ON??!!". Look for her neck, to the left and to the right of it, you can see lovebites.
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