film program
07.07. at 21:15h
Summer cinema Tuskanac
Country: USA
1982, 114min
Tobe Hooper
Beatrice Straight, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: Poltergeist was a surprise hit during the summer of '82. At the time of its release, it was rumored that Steven Spielberg (the film's producer and writer) contributed more than he was credited for. Whatever the truth of the matter is, the movie really does appear to be a combination of both their talents. It is THE classic modern ghost movie...a great rollercoaster ride.

The Freelings are your typical American family. Steve and Diane (Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams), their three kids Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke), Dana (Dominique Dunne) and Robbie (Oliver Robbins) and their dog live in the perfect town of Cuesta Verde. One night, after everyone has gone to sleep and the national anthem has played on the TV, Carol Anne looks into the fizz of the TV and begins communicating with something…
Bio: Before becoming a filmmaker, Tobe Hooper, a native of Austin, Texas, spent the 1960s as a college professor and documentary cameraman. In 1974, he organized a small cast that was made up of college teachers and students, and then he and Kim Henkel made Teksaški masakr motornom pilom (1974). This film changed the horror film industry. Hooper's success with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" landed him in Hollywood and it remains a horror-film classic. Hooper had greater success with Stephen King's 1979 mini series Salem's Lot (1979). In 1981, Hooper directed the teen-slasher film The Funhouse (1981) for Universal Pictures. Despite its success, "The Funhouse" was a minor disappointment. In 1982, Hooper found greater success when Steven Spielberg hired him to direct his production of Poltergeist (1982) for MGM. It quickly became a top-ranking major motion picture, despite some differences that were resolved by Spielberg himself taking over Hooper's directing duties. "Poltergeist" was perhaps a greater success than "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," but it was three years until Hooper found work again. He signed a three-year contract with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus's Cannon Group, and directed more films, including Lifeforce (1985), the minor remake of Invaders from Mars (1986), and the disappointing sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986). Since then, Hooper's career has gone downhill. He also directed two more Robert Englund films, Night Terrors (1993) and The Mangler (1995), in 1995 and he has also directed numerous horror television sitcoms.