Look over to the right there. Man, I’ve always loved that Poltergeist poster. It’s so simple yet so absolutely perfect.
It feels ominous, straightforward and restrained, kind of like the movie itself.
Well, at least the first two parts. Poltergeist is anything but restrained…and that’s why I’ve always loved it.
What makes Poltergeist such a classic is pretty simple: it’s an average American, middle-class family in a typical suburban home. It’s not some dark large mansion or massive
deteriorating colonial at the end of the block. It’s a quaint, pre-fabricated, three bedroom home with a two-car garage and an unfinished pool in the back. …