Movie of the Year: 1982 – Poltergeist

Movie of the Year: 1982


Can Poltergeist scare its way into being 1982’s Movie of the Year?

Nothing encapsulates the 1980s mindset quite like the horror buying a huge house only to have it turn out that there is something completely wrong with it. Or maybe it’s about the fundamental horror of realizing that every acre of land in this entire land must be haunted many times over, what with the manifold sins of this country. 

But also it’s a rip-roaring good time and a special effects smorgasbord! Will this duality help make it Movie of the Year? Probably not with Greg around, but let’s do this thing.

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