Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

What did Steven Spielberg understand about the seedy underbelly of the 1980s? Why is Stranger Things stupid? Is Poltergeist actually a good movie? Does it keep it’s bargain with the audience, or does it cross some horror-movie lines that make it unpalatable? And what does it tell us about Spielberg and his golden run as America’s premier entertainer?

Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist is a fascinating artifact if nothing else. We recommend listening to this whether you like (or have seen) the movie, or not. Happy Halloween!

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Nathan Alberson is co-founder and creative director of Warhorn Media. He produces and appears on many podcasts—including The Bookening, Sound of Sanity, Sanity at the Movies, and The Ville. He is married to the incandescent Meredith.


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