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Episode 010: Poltergeist

Updated: May 4, 2021

In 1982, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" auteur Tobe Hooper had the biggest hit of his career with the haunted house classic "Poltergeist"

- a film that was written, produced, and some say overshadowed by Steven Spielberg - leading many to suspect that Spielberg himself had actually directed it, but didn't want the shockfest to taint the good-boy image (and possible oscar chances) he earned from the same year's smash "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." But MG argues differently - that the film is as Hooperesque as it is Spielbergian, and the combo makes for not just one of the best films of the 80s, but one of the best horror movies of all time.

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