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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