Top 8 Poltergeist Movie Details

While searching the internet for Poltergeist movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

The skeletons used in the pool scene were actual skeletons as it was cheaper to use real ones rather than fakes.
The skeletons used in the pool scene were actual skeletons as it was cheaper to use real ones rather than fakes.
Dana returns from "dinner with Janice and Brian" in a car with two guys, with a hickey.
Dana returns from "dinner with Janice and Brian" in a car with two guys, with a hickey.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Poltergeist details are suitable for kids.

  1. After shooting the pool scene, Jobeth Williams later found out she was swimming around with real skeletons. It was cheaper to buy them from a medical supply store than to make them.

  2. The chair-stacking scene was done in one take using an already-assembled cluster of chairs.

  3. The Famous Face Peel Scene, and my 2nd favorite scene in any horror, ( yes you can ask what is my first favorite scene from a Horror movie) the hands peeling the face is actually Steven Spielberg's hands, he Co Wrote the film

  4. There is a poster on the children's bedroom wall for the 1988 Superbowl XXII. In an eerie and tragic coincidence, on the day of Supebowl XXII, actress Heather O'Rourke (Carol Anne) suddenly fell ill, and died the following day of septic shock due to intestinal stenosis.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The hands that touches Marty's face is actually co-writer/co-producer Steven Spielberg's hands.
    The hands that touches Marty's face is actually co-writer/co-producer Steven Spielberg's hands.
  • 1 - A significant scene shows the TV clock at 2:37. Room 237 is well known to fans of The Shining (1980)
    A significant scene shows the TV clock at 2:37. Room 237 is well known to fans of The Shining (1980)
Poltergeist poster
Poltergeist poster

Poltergeist Plot: A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Poltergeist, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Poltergeist and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Tobe Hooper
Main Actors Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne
IMDB score 7.3