Vintage Trailer of the Day: Poltergeist (1982)

For anyone who’s ever stared into the television and said, “They’re here,” – this one’s for you.

This trailer for the Tobe Hooper-directed Steven Spielberg-directed Tobe Hooper-directed horror flick knows what scares you. As most realize, Spielberg produced this film back-to-back with E.T. and the feel of both films is remarkably similar even with different boogeymen.

However, in this one, Spielberg instilled his own childhood fear of clowns and of a spooky tree outside his bedroom window into the move.

It’s a cultural icon (that was almost scripted by Stephen King), and, on a personal note, isn’t it great to see Zelda Rubenstein on screen again if only for a brief moment?

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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