Poltergeist is one of the great horror films of the 80's.
[quote]What would Tangina say?
There is no death. It is only a transition to a different sphere of consciousness.
Carol Anne is not like those she is with. She is a living presence in their spiritual, earthbound plane.
They’re attracted to the one thing about her that is different from themselves - her life force. It’s very strong. It gives off its own illumination. It is a light that implies life, and memories of love, and home, and earthly pleasures - something they desperately desire but can’t have anymore.
Right now she’s the closest thing to that, and that is a terrible distraction from the real light that has finally come for them.
These souls who for whatever reason are not at rest are also not aware that they have passed on. They’re not part of consciousness as we know it. They linger in a perpetual dream state – a nightmare from which they cannot awake.
Inside this spectral light is salvation - a window to the next plane. They must pass through this membrane where friends are waiting to guide them to new destinies. Carol Ann must help them cross over, and she will only hear her mother’s voice.
Now, hold onto yourselves. There is one more thing.
A terrible presence is in there with her. So much rage, so much betrayal. I’ve never sensed anything like it.
I don’t know what hovers over this house, but it was strong enough to punch a hole into this world and take your daughter away from you. It keeps Carol Ann very close to it, and away from the spectral light.
It lies to her. It says things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others.
To her it simply is another child. To us it is The Beast.
Is it a remake or a sequel? The article says "new installment" which sounds more like a sequel.
Horrible idea in either case.
Who is Tangina? Also, which character does Rosemary DeWitt play on "Mad Men?"
May the Poltergeist curse live on.
When I went to see the third Poltergeist movie the audience began calling out random names from the film because that was essentially the script for the picture. It was hilarious.
But how could anyone not tell that Heather O'Roarke was seriously ill? She looked terrible in the film and too old to still be in footie pajamas.
R13, shut up!
R9 doesn't get it
R9, did you MEMORIZE that? I'm impressed.
R16 lol, NO it's not!
Tangina, when you clean the house, you have to move the TV. If you can't do something right, don't do it at all!
OMG Charla from The Amazing Race needs to be Tangina..
Did you notice that Tagina didn't make the Oscar obits when she died. I was quite shocked as there had been Oscar buzz before she began claiming she was inside E.T.
R11 - She played Midge, Don's mistress in season 1.
Carol Anne will be sucked in by her Ipad
I remember watching Poltergeist on New Years Eve when I was 10 years old with my parents. The movie scared the sh!t out of me. It was terrifying.
Cross over children.
All are welcome. All welcome.
Go into the light. There is peace and serenity in the light.
I want Tom Cruise to play Tangina. They can put him on high heels to make him look taller.
I'm buying the role of Carol Anne for my beautiful daughter, Willow.
Now clear your minds.
It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning.
Don't give it any help.
It knows too much already.
So many iconic moments in the trilogy, the moving meat full of maggots, the vomit monster, Carol Ann running around in her peignoir in the frozen mirror world, candle in hand....
Just what we need - ANOTHER remake.
[quote]So many iconic moments in the trilogy...
Lara Flynn Boyle wearing acid washed jeans and a denim jacket.
They're remade fucking "Psycho." They might as well remake fucking everything.
R8, it was more satire than horror. But fun.
Is RoseMarie Joyce's daughter? Maybe Joyce could play Tangina!
Why not just tell an entirely new tale. If it must be a "Poltergeist" film, maybe having somebody build a new house on the old site (like California is ever going to let a vacant lot sit for 30 years) or have some tenuous connection. Remaking it is silly.
The real key to the original was the rating. The story was good, the performances good but rating it PG just ensured the film had a young audience, children whose worst fears came to life on the screen. That was the real impact. This redo will be PG-13 or R and won't have that lasting impact.