'You only moved the head stones! Why? Why?'
Poltergeist is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making an encore appearance in movie theaters around the country, beginning tonight. A special edition DVD is coming soon too. (Or just click here to listen to our special Halloween edition of the Stuck in the 80s podcast, chock full of more trivia on the movie.)
Written and produced by Steven Spielberg (with help from Tobe Hooper of Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame), the movie centered around a family whose suburban home was haunted by ghosts. Turns out building a community of homes on an old graveyard is a BAD thing.
What do I remember about the movie? When I saw it back in the theaters, I got to make out with a girl totally out of my league because she was too afraid to watch any more of it -- especially after the scene where the ghost investigator seemingly rips his face off. Those were happy days.
Top 5 lines from Poltergeist:
5. "Now clear your minds. It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning."
4. "Don't do that, honey. You don't want to see mommy lying in a cigar box covered with licorice."
3. "They're here."
2. "You son of a bitch. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. You only moved the head stones. Why? Why? "
1. "This house is clean."