Poltergeist

Question: Why was only the Freelings' house sucked into the vortex? Since it was discovered that the developer only moved the headstones but left the bodies, shouldn't other houses that were also built over the cemetery have also been dragged in?

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Answer: It seems that the majority of the activity was focusing in on the Freeling house exclusively. It's not fully explained why they were the only house affected, but there are a number of possibilities. Possibly because it's where the highest concentration of spirits were at unrest. Possibly because it could be inferred that the Freelings moved in first given Steven was involved with the company that built the community, and thus they became the first targets. And possibly because they were trying to get to Carol-Anne since she was an easy target.

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Also, it is mentioned in the movie that Carol Anne was actually born in the house. That likely caused everything to focus on her.

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Question: What exactly is the red slime on the body of Carol Anne and her mother after they are rescued from the another dimension?

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Answer: Ectoplasm.

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Question: What exactly did the ghosts want with Carol Anne?

Answer: They were partly attracted to Carol Anne because she she was born in her house.

Answer: They were attracted to her life force. She was such a young child, that it was particularly strong within her.

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Question: Why are the chairs stacked?

Answer: The poltergeists wanted to let the Freeling family know (in a dramatic, yet harmless way) of their presence and abilities to not only move objects, but to arrange objects to signal the family they were dealing with an intelligent entity.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, the dog is seen going from room to room looking for food. Just before he goes into Dana's room, someone can be seen through the crack in the door, moving from left to right.

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Carol Anne Freeling: They're here.

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Trivia: In the swimming pool scene with the mother near the end, the actress didn't know it, but those weren't fake skeletons.

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