1982 film about a family being terrorized by supernatural phenomena after moving into their new home. Directed by Tobe Hooper.

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Why was the Freeling house the only one being haunted?

In Poltergeist, the whole Cuesta Verde community was built on the same burial grounds as the Freeling house was, why was their home the only being haunted?
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Were Poltergist and E.T. filmed in the same neighborhood?

Were the two 1982 Spielberg movies E.T. and Poltergeist filmed in the same neighborhood? They were both filmed in tract housing developments during the same year. Were they filmed in the same place in ...
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Why were the parents in The Poltergeist shown smoking pot and drinking?

Early in the movie, director Tobe Hooper shows both parents smoking pot in their bedroom while their son Robbie is spooked by a menacing tree outside his window. Later, after the incidents start to ...