Steven Spielberg is responsible for this one, a movie that is famous for the quote “They’re here…”. A family living the American dream discovers their house is haunted when their little girl is abducted into the unknown. Poltergeist set a new standard for special effects when it was released in 1982, and they hold up well even today. Computer generated effects mixed with amazing makeup and mechanical tricks are fused together with an excellent script and solid actors across the board. There was an uproar when a movie this frightening was released as rated PG, and this movie was the reason PG-13 was then invented.  A ghost story with plenty of action and suspense, it’s a must-see for horror movie fans.

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