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No, they are not the same place. According to this site, Poltergeist was filmed in Agoura Hills. Another page on the same site indicates that the street where they take off on the bike (I assume that's the one you're thinking of) is filmed in Granada Hills. As a semi-related piece of trivia I found on that same site, in the Charlie's Angel's remake ...


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Short answer: He was attempting to show that this was your average run-of-the-mill family. Up until then, this type of thing was just considered normal. It was really in the mid-to-late 80's that kids started learning in school how damaging these things can be, and I can easily see why someone born later in life would think there's some deeper meaning, ...


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The filmmakers portray characters in specific lights to enhance the purity of Carol Ann. Diane and Steven are shown to be impure by their Marijuana usage Consumption of alcohol, arguably excessively, when faced with the true force of the poltergeist Their handling of their problems by yelling, screaming, reacting before thinking (Ex: Diane and Steve ...


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It's not exactly explained in the film, but it's possible that the haunting only started at the Freelings and had later spread to other houses. Some points to consider in support of this theory: It's established that the spirits were especially drawn to Carol Anne, which explains why they haunted the Freelings first. From the IMDb FAQ: It could simply ...



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