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2014-04-21 08:23:59 PM  
Subby has it backwards, I think. If there are tombstones there you're safe. If there aren't any that means they moved them and THEN you're in trouble.
 
2014-04-21 08:53:01 PM  
Is Poltergeist III the one in the high rise apartment tower? I saw that one.
 
2014-04-21 09:14:13 PM  

JerseyTim: Is Poltergeist III the one in the high rise apartment tower? I saw that one.


Yes.

It was bad.

Not Troll 2 bad, but bad
 
2014-04-21 09:26:39 PM  
www.sledujuserialy.cz
Better call in the big guns.
 
2014-04-21 09:43:20 PM  

meat0918: JerseyTim: Is Poltergeist III the one in the high rise apartment tower? I saw that one.

Yes.

It was bad.

Not Troll 2 bad, but bad


It could have been neat with all the mirrors around, but somehow they didn't make it work.
 
2014-04-21 09:45:59 PM  
Carol Anne!
 
2014-04-21 09:49:22 PM  
There's a Poltergeist III?
 
2014-04-21 09:58:16 PM  
WWWWWWWWHERE ARE YOU MOMMY??

IIIIIIII CAN"T SEE YOU MOMMY"


Don't go into the light! I'm here baby, I'm here!!!

Cue, Brian the dog "Until you have a kid!" speech.

It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!
 
2014-04-21 10:02:18 PM  
img.fark.net
/couldn't resist
 
2014-04-21 10:06:52 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!


Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

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2014-04-21 10:09:32 PM  
I saw all three films before I had pubes.
 
2014-04-21 10:17:06 PM  
This thread... is clean!
www.millionaireplayboy.com
 
2014-04-21 10:17:19 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I saw all three films before I had pubes.


So, last week?
 
2014-04-21 10:29:40 PM  

Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

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Oh my god, I remember that face scene.  It hit home because I'm weird and was a weird kid and used to think of things like that, and THEN IT HAPPENED IN THE MOVIE!!!

"You're all gonna die in there!"

Which one had the Dad turn into this creepy tequila worm crawling on the carpet?  I refused to step on the carpet because of that scene.
 
2014-04-21 10:32:29 PM  
3? 2?

Hell, even the first one went downhill after Spielberg came in and said "Thank you Tobe, I'll take this PG-13 movie from here" and sent in the funny little psychic lady for comic relief.

Seriously, that's where I said WTF the first time I saw it, and it always seems like a completely different movie after that.

/fark the clown
//awesome
 
2014-04-21 10:35:02 PM  

Mugato: I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.


I remember reading in Cinefex that those are Spielberg's hands doing the face-ripping. Reportedly, he was talked into it, and he remarked afterwards, "I feel so cheap."

In Poltergeist III, it's so obvious that isn't Heather O'Rourke playing Carol Anne in the final scene, it's kinda depressing.

But then it hits me that the movie completely forgot to account for Lara Flynn Boyle's boyfriend. He's still trapped in "the other side" and nobody gives a shiat. And then I laugh.
 
2014-04-21 10:38:25 PM  

Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.


Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.
 
2014-04-21 10:39:11 PM  

DeathRaySanta: Hell, even the first one went downhill after Spielberg came in and said "Thank you Tobe, I'll take this PG-13 movie from here" and sent in the funny little psychic lady for comic relief.


The PG-13 rating wasn't enacted until two years later. And unless you simply find midgets inherently funny on its own, the psychic lady wasn't comic relief.
 
2014-04-21 10:41:12 PM  

DeathRaySanta: Hell, even the first one went downhill after Spielberg came in and said "Thank you Tobe, I'll take this PG-13 movie from here" and sent in the funny little psychic lady for comic relief.


More like, Tobe was overwhelmed having never been involved in a production that big before. That and he was coking it up, big time. Craig T Nelson gave Steven the heads up that Tobe was completely lost on set. Steven showed up on the set to get him on track, but ended up coming back day after day until he pretty much took over.
 
2014-04-21 10:41:37 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Which one had the Dad turn into this creepy tequila worm crawling on the carpet? I refused to step on the carpet because of that scene.


That was the second one.

I actually felt three had potential but it was basically just pissed away.  Especially the ending where I guess people were like "hey whatever, let's end the shoot with some nonsense and go home."
 
2014-04-21 10:41:51 PM  

brimed03: Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.


All of the above?
 
2014-04-21 10:43:30 PM  

brimed03: Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.


The fact that he was dying from cancer during filming accounts for his otherworldly appearance.  He held on just long enough to finish the movie.
 
2014-04-21 10:45:29 PM  

brimed03: Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.


I think part of it is that he's supposed to be a preacher, he's a frail old benevolent holy man but he's obviously a demonic ghost who's after a little girl who he sings to. It's like all the things that make jackasses like Jason Vorhees not scary.
 
2014-04-21 10:48:11 PM  
No, I'm sorry it appears that Julian Beck (Kane) did not in fact make it all the way to the end.  He died just short of the end and they had to improvise some with special effects to replace him.
 
2014-04-21 10:49:05 PM  
FWIW, Spielberg had a really gruesome moment that he reconsidered.

Remember the scene where Diane Freeling notices the black stain on the wall where the TV disappeared into? She unsuccessfully tries to clean it, and then the movie pretty much forgets about it.

Originally, what was supposed to happen, during that final night, when she hears the children screaming in the other room, black slimy tentacles appeared from the stain and pulled Diane up the wall and pulled her legs apart. Spielberg fitted Jo Beth Williams with a harness so make her pelvis jerk back and forth like she was being raped by a ghost. As soon as he saw just how nasty it looked, Spielberg revised the scene so that the poltergeist merely hikes her shirt up and then throws her against the ceiling.
 
2014-04-21 10:52:59 PM  

gunga galunga: FWIW, Spielberg had a really gruesome moment that he reconsidered.


Goddamn, that's pretty farked up. I think maybe he was making the rather saccharine ET the same year and wanted to make something more farked up to counter the childishness of ET but went a little to far. Coke may have also been involved.
 
2014-04-21 10:55:14 PM  

Mugato: DeathRaySanta: Hell, even the first one went downhill after Spielberg came in and said "Thank you Tobe, I'll take this PG-13 movie from here" and sent in the funny little psychic lady for comic relief.

The PG-13 rating wasn't enacted until two years later. And unless you simply find midgets inherently funny on its own, the psychic lady wasn't comic relief.


You said the "M" word...
 
2014-04-21 10:59:25 PM  

Mugato: gunga galunga: FWIW, Spielberg had a really gruesome moment that he reconsidered.

Goddamn, that's pretty farked up. I think maybe he was making the rather saccharine ET the same year and wanted to make something more farked up to counter the childishness of ET but went a little to far. Coke may have also been involved.


Here's a still from the scene in question.

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/favorite movie, bar none
//so I'm like a sponge when it comes to Poltergeist trivia
 
2014-04-21 11:03:01 PM  

gunga galunga: FWIW, Spielberg had a really gruesome moment that he reconsidered.

Remember the scene where Diane Freeling notices the black stain on the wall where the TV disappeared into? She unsuccessfully tries to clean it, and then the movie pretty much forgets about it.

Originally, what was supposed to happen, during that final night, when she hears the children screaming in the other room, black slimy tentacles appeared from the stain and pulled Diane up the wall and pulled her legs apart. Spielberg fitted Jo Beth Williams with a harness so make her pelvis jerk back and forth like she was being raped by a ghost. As soon as he saw just how nasty it looked, Spielberg revised the scene so that the poltergeist merely hikes her shirt up and then throws her against the ceiling.


Or perhaps he was concerned about being accused of aping another movie that came out the same year?

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2014-04-21 11:03:01 PM  

fusillade762: Subby has it backwards, I think. If there are tombstones there you're safe. If there aren't any that means they moved them and THEN you're in trouble.


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"You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Lies! Lies!"
 
2014-04-21 11:08:59 PM  

fusillade762: gunga galunga: FWIW, Spielberg had a really gruesome moment that he reconsidered.

Remember the scene where Diane Freeling notices the black stain on the wall where the TV disappeared into? She unsuccessfully tries to clean it, and then the movie pretty much forgets about it.

Originally, what was supposed to happen, during that final night, when she hears the children screaming in the other room, black slimy tentacles appeared from the stain and pulled Diane up the wall and pulled her legs apart. Spielberg fitted Jo Beth Williams with a harness so make her pelvis jerk back and forth like she was being raped by a ghost. As soon as he saw just how nasty it looked, Spielberg revised the scene so that the poltergeist merely hikes her shirt up and then throws her against the ceiling.

Or perhaps he was concerned about being accused of aping another movie that came out the same year?

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I always wondered about that. I think that Spielberg, like the people who made The Entity, were inspired by the Doris Bither case.
 
2014-04-21 11:11:28 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: Subby has it backwards, I think. If there are tombstones there you're safe. If there aren't any that means they moved them and THEN you're in trouble.

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"You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Lies! Lies!"


"You, you, you farking Republican, you."  Those would have registered a solid 10 on the irony meter considering what a soulless dickhole Craig T. Nelson was in real life.
 
2014-04-21 11:15:31 PM  

gunga galunga: brimed03: Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.

All of the above?


Seriously.  "You're all gonna die in there!!!"

Can't believe "Coach" didn't shoot that guy.  I woulda.
 
2014-04-21 11:19:04 PM  

Mugato: brimed03: Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.

I think part of it is that he's supposed to be a preacher, he's a frail old benevolent holy man but he's obviously a demonic ghost who's after a little girl who he sings to. It's like all the things that make jackasses like Jason Vorhees not scary.


That was probably the smartest thing I've read about 80's horror I've ever read.  You my friend, are favorited.  I'm mad because you called Jason a jackass, but it's cool because it's true.
 
2014-04-21 11:30:38 PM  
I actually saw Poltergeist III.  Only the little girl and the weird old lady were in it from the original film.  The poor kid's face was totally puffy from whatever it was that ended up killing her.
 
2014-04-21 11:45:25 PM  
i saw all 3 Poltergeists, the 2nd two, theatrically.... Yes, III sucked, but i might say it was better than II (or at least on par).
 
2014-04-21 11:56:51 PM  
For anyone wgo missed 2 and 3, Just watch Insidious 1 and 2, it will condense the plot of the Poltergeist films.
Also Poltergeist was mostly inspired by the Twillight Zone ep called Little Girl Lost.
 
2014-04-21 11:57:14 PM  

T.rex: i saw all 3 Poltergeists, the 2nd two, theatrically.... Yes, III sucked, but i might say it was better than II (or at least on par).


Yeah, but have you seen this one? :

ferrando.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-22 12:00:51 AM  
Wow look at this house. There's a chandelier and the kids playing--GET OUT--it's a shame we can't stay, baby.
 
2014-04-22 12:11:05 AM  
Why don't dinosaur ghosts ever haunt anything?
 
2014-04-22 12:15:54 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Wow look at this house. There's a chandelier and the kids playing--GET OUT--it's a shame we can't stay, baby.


Ugh, you're the best!
 
2014-04-22 01:52:16 AM  
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Either subby's name is Josh Davis or subby stole the headline word for word from Josh Davis. Or Josh Davis copied the Fark headline and wrote it word for word in the article's comments page. And why would anyone want to do any of those things?

I'm confused and want to tear my face off.
 
2014-04-22 02:05:51 AM  

brimed03: Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.


Try being raise Southern Baptist. Then you'd understand.
 
2014-04-22 02:19:54 AM  

DubtodaIll: Why don't dinosaur ghosts ever haunt anything?


Dinosaurs don't have souls?
 
2014-04-22 02:28:20 AM  
"Culbertson says the eight-acre Greenwood Cemetery is the most vandalized cemetery of the 176 in Leavenworth County and is hit almost monthly. Nearly every headstone has been vandalized in some way."
Dear Kansas,
What the hell???
Love,
California
 
2014-04-22 03:07:05 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: WWWWWWWWHERE ARE YOU MOMMY??

IIIIIIII CAN"T SEE YOU MOMMY"


Don't go into the light! I'm here baby, I'm here!!!

Cue, Brian the dog "Until you have a kid!" speech.

It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!


The clown was freaky but what got me as a kid was the damn tree. The neighbor's yard had a big maple tree that was really close to my window and the one in the movie reminded me of it. Even though I had it explained to me that it was all make believe, I still had a hard time sleeping for a few days after that.
 
2014-04-22 03:16:20 AM  

Mugato: Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.


I watched Poltergeist, Alien, The Thing, The Terminator and Friday the 13th all before the age of 6 (my parents let me watch anything).... never had a single nightmare.


...and then I watched Superman 3...
 
2014-04-22 07:25:08 AM  

brimed03: Mugato: White_Scarf_Syndrome: It's still scary you guyses.  You telling me you're not still a scared of that bedroom clown?!!

Poltergeist is totally scary. And a well made film because it was obviously directed by Spielberg. I'm betting the only scene Tobe Hooper actually directed was the scene where the guy ripped his own face off, which totally didn't fit in with any of the rest of the film.

Poltergeist 2 wasn't scary at all except for the preacher guy who was farking terrifying.

Just what *is* it about him that's so terrifying? The eyes? The thin, bloodless lips? Because there's no doubt just his appearance is creepy as hell, but I haven't been able to pin down exactly what puts it over the top.


The creepy atmosphere around his character, how even the weather changed around him (it was sunny before he approached the house and raining as he talked with the family) and the fact he was literally dying on screen.

The face ripping scene came out of no where. First there's the crawling meat which just looks strange, then it pukes itself, then the maggots in the chicken and then the face ripping. What the fark?

Is it true the pool scene used bodies?
 
2014-04-22 07:38:31 AM  

fusillade762: DubtodaIll: Why don't dinosaur ghosts ever haunt anything?

Dinosaurs don't have souls?


What are you stupid? Everyone knows souls live in thumbs and there were definitely some dinosaurs that had thumbs.
 
2014-04-22 08:02:46 AM  

meat0918: JerseyTim: Is Poltergeist III the one in the high rise apartment tower? I saw that one.

Yes.

It was bad.

Not Troll 2 bad, but bad


Makes me think of the documentary, that is actually about the Troll 2 conventions.

If you haven't seen it, I would recommend it when you're looking for something to watch.

It's on Netflix.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1144539/
 
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