Poltergeist (1982)

It knows what scares you.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1982-06-04
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 2879 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Tobe Hooper
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Upon realizing that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve Freeling calls in a team of parapsychologists to help before it's too late.

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  • Craig T. Nelson

    as Steve Freeling
  • JoBeth Williams

    as Diane Freeling
  • Beatrice Straight

    as Dr. Lesh
  • Dominique Dunne

    as Dana Freeling
  • Oliver Robins

    as Robbie Freeling
  • Heather O'Rourke

    as Carol Anne Freeling
  • Michael McManus

    as Ben Tuthill
  • Virginia Kiser

    as Mrs. Tuthill
  • Martin Casella

    as Dr. Marty Casey
  • Richard Lawson

    as Ryan
  • Zelda Rubinstein

    as Tangina Barrons
  • James Karen

    as Mr. Teague
  • Lou Perryman

    as Pugsley
  • Clair E. Leucart

    as Bulldozer Driver
  • Dirk Blocker

    as Jeff Shaw
  • Allan Graf

    as Neighbor
  • Joseph Walsh

    as Neighbor
  • Helen Baron

    as Woman Buyer
  • Noel Conlon

    as Husband
  • Robert Broyles

    as Pool Worker
  • Sonny Landham

    as Pool Worker
  • Frank Welker

    as Additional Dialogue Replacement (voice)
  • William Vail

    as Implosion Man
  • Craig Simmons

    as Implosion Man
Writing Michael Grais Screenplay
Editing Michael Kahn Editor
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Sound Richard L. Anderson Supervising Sound Editor
Writing Steven Spielberg Screenplay
Art Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration
Production Steven Spielberg Producer
Production Frank Marshall Producer
Directing Tobe Hooper Director
Camera Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography
Production Marci Liroff Casting
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy J. Pearl Makeup Artist
Writing Mark Victor Screenplay
Art James H. Spencer Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Toni-Ann Walker Makeup Artist
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Crew Jeff Jarvis Special Effects
Crew Glenn Randall Jr. Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Milton Gray Visual Effects
Production Kathleen Kennedy Associate Producer
Writing Steven Spielberg Story
Visual Effects Art Vitello Animation
Visual Effects Paul Huston Visual Effects
Directing Bob Roe Second Assistant Director
Visual Effects John Bruno Animation Supervisor
Visual Effects Richard Edlund Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Bobby Clark Stunts
Sound Mark A. Mangini Sound Effects Editor
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts
Crew Bob Herron Stunts