Continuity mistake: When Carol Anne is being sucked into the closet vortex she clearly lets go of the white wicker headboard of her bed. In the next shot, the child (actually a dummy or a stunt double) is seen sailing into the closet, grasping a sizeable section of the now broken headboard.
"They're Heere!!" In Poltergeist, a typical suburban family is tormented by various evil spirits bent on taking their youngest daughter and driving the rest out of their home. Great SFX, score, settings and more drive this frightening vehicle home. Mischievous and malevolent, the ghosts even drive paranormal investigators wild with fright, until finally the entities are confronted and the family is reunited at its conclusion. Good, scary fun! See this film and find out just why Steven Spielberg is amazing.
Carol Anne Freeling: They're here.
Trivia: While filming the toy clown attacking Robbie, the clown's arms were wrapped tightly around Oliver's neck. He immediately said he couldn't breathe but Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper both thought that he was ad-libbing. When Spielberg saw Oliver's face turning purple, he realised that he really was being asphyxiated and ran over to remove the arms from his neck.
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