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    Poltergeist (1982) 

  • Mama Bear: Diane F'ing Freeling
    • There's a scene towards the end of the film where malignant entity terrorizing her family attempts to stop or slow down Diane by appearing to stretching the hallway between herself and her children to enormous length. Diane begins to slowly limp down the hallway towards the door behind which The Beast is once again attacking her children for a few seconds before snapping free of The Beast's will and full on sprinting down the hallway like an Olympic athlete.
      • This scene appears to be a direct callback to the original version of the scene in the kitchen where a paranormal investigator hallucinates that he tears his own face off in the mirror. In both the original script and the novelization, The Beast stops Marty from leaving the kitchen after his face-tearing episode, seemingly stopping or slowing time to an imperceptible crawl while Marty's fleeing. The Beast then forces Marty to experience himself being devoured slowly by worms, rats and spiders. This, too, turns out to be a hallucination.