‘Poltergeist’ To Celebrate Four Decades With 4K UHD Release

by Thomas Tuna

They’re (almost) here…

Poltergeist–the classic 1982 supernatural thriller– is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a 4K UHD and digital release Sept. 20. Check out the Twitter post–courtesy of Collider–on this page.

The horror film–which boasted an all-star creative team–was directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor from a story by Spielberg–who also produced the movie with Frank Marshall.

Starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke and Beatrice Straight, the film follows a suburban family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct their daughter.

Spielberg had originally conceived Poltergeist as a horror sequel to his 1977 blockbuster Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but Hooper wanted to tweak the premise and make it more of a ghost story. Spielberg reportedly was very involved in the day-to-day operations during the filming–so much so that some sources believe he should have been considered a co-director with Hooper.

Poltergeist–a huge hit with fans and critics–became the eighth highest-grossing film of 1982 and was nominated for three Academy Awards. The original gave birth to Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), Poltergeist III (1988) and a 2015 remake.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any future updates on Poltergeist.


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