Sam Raimi’s Poltergeist reboot hits theaters next week, and right now Amazon’s offering the 4.5/5 star -rated original Poltergeist (PG) in Instant Video format for just $5.99 to own in SD, $7.99 in HD! Whether you want to re-acquaint yourself with this excellent film, or buy it to watch after seeing the new one, to compare and contrast, it’s a great buy.
The Freelings are a typical suburban family. Husband Steve sells real estate in their ever expanding subdivision and Diane is a stay at home mom caring for their three kids, Dana, Robbie and little Carol Anne. Strange things being to happen in the house however: cupboard doors open on their own, furniture rearranges itself and chairs go sliding across the kitchen floor. It’s a bit of whimsy at first but soon becomes deadly serious when Carol Anne vanishes into a nether world where, oddly, she can only be communicated with through the white noise on their television. A team of paranormal investigators move into the house but the forces that kidnapped are evil and powerful requiring the services of Tangina, a woman who has dealt with this situation before. – Written by garykmcd
The original Poltergeist: it’s a worthy addition to anyone’s video library!