13 minutes | Oct 5th 2020

It’s a Poltergeist kind of Halloween

Movie Meltdown - Episode 534 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")

Join us as we kick off our month-long Halloween celebration! First, we brave the frightening endeavor that is - a Zombie Skittles taste test! Then we jump headfirst into the pool full of skeletons that is the 1982 classic Poltergeist. We discuss the legends of “the curse” that has followed this franchise. We address the Steven Spielberg vs. ‎Tobe Hooper controversy. And we just look at the ground-breaking ghost story that it is. 

And as we try to decide who we have more of a crush on JoBeth Williams or Craig T. Nelson, we also address… real skeletons, the killer tree, kids and clowns, The Beast, Heather O'Rourke, Industrial Light & Magic, the taste lingers, Mr. Incredible, It, go deep, the 1988 Super Bowl, a dorky dad, face-peeling, it’s own meta-curse, Jerry Goldsmith's music score, Zelda Rubinstein, put the helmet on, it tries to kill him with a piano, Aliens, special effects, Star Wars, suburbia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, trees inside the house, Dominique Dunne, stacking chairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street, stickers with googly eyes, ectoplasm, shotgun-blasted a giant vacuum cleaner, Ghostbusters, the national anthem, strawberry jelly, ghost cat, weird creepy kids, the Wilhelm scream, bioengineered food ingredients, George Lucas, interdimensional goo, Oliver Robins, cigar boxes and TV people. 

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 1982 version of “Poltergeist”. So go watch or re-watch the movie beforehand! You’ll be glad you did. 

“This is just like a theme park ride!”