Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Great Scenes # 62: Poltergeist (1982)

"Directed by" Tobe Hooper
 
Notice the quotes I wrote on the phrase "directed by". That's because it's an open secret that the real director of this film was producer Steven Spielberg. Tobe Hooper was allegedly credited because there's a rule in the Director's Guild that would prevent Spielberg from taking credit because he also directed E.T. that was released within weeks of one another. There are conflicting reports on who actually directed it but no matter who directed it, there's a freaky scene in the middle where one of the paranormal investigators starts peeling off his face. It's shocking and gory and a jolt to the senses. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

This scene is just crazy! I've always sort of wanted to check it out before but wow, this is insane!