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Episode 39: Poltergeist

And now for something completely different! A horror movie podcast during Christmas season! Return to the ’80s teamed up with Crazy Cat Paranormal for a very special crossover episode. Throw in a couple of cousins and long time buddies, add a good helping of Poltergeist discussion, stir it up with a little bit of Freddie Kruger and you get whatever the heck this episode devolved into!
We had so much fun, and this is entertaining. So come check it out and enjoy!

Let us know what you think about the Poltergeist movie and/or franchise. Have you had any paranormal experiences?

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Quote of the Day: Poltergeist


Diane Freeling: Ahhh… this is probably going to be seem a little strange. We hear better on this channel. Don’t ask me why. Well… ah… I guess I will call her. Carol Anne. Ah… it’s mommy, sweetheart. Ah, we want to talk to you. Please answer me baby. Please answer me. Please talk to me, bunny.

Marty: Look at the dog.

Diane Freeling: Are you with us now? Can you… can you say hello to daddy?

Carol Anne Freeling: Hello, daddy.

Steve Freeling: Hello, sweet pea.

Diane Freeling: It’s mommy, sweetheart.

Carol Anne Freeling: Hello, mommy.

Diane Freeling: Hello, baby. Can you see me? Can you see mommy?

Carol Anne Freeling: Mommy? Where are you? Where are you?

Diane Freeling: We’re home, baby. We’re home. Can you find me? Can you find a way to us, baby?

Carol Anne Freeling: Mommy, where are you? I can’t find you. I can’t. I’m afraid of the Light, mommy. I’m afraid of the Light.


Poltergeist was released in theaters on this day 37 years ago (June 4, 1982)

If you’d like to get this movie from Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Quote of the Day: Poltergeist

Steve: [shouting in Teague’s face] You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn’t you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Why! Why!

If you’d like to buy, or watch this movie on Amazon, click on the movie poster below:

Quote of the Day: Poltergeist

This house is clean.

Zelda Rubinstein was born on this day in 1933. If there was anything more scary than the poltergeist in this movie, it was her! Sadly she died on January 27, 2010 – less than 2 weeks after I started this blog. Hers was the first obituary I wrote on this blog.


This was the first scary movie I ever saw in the theater. I don’t know if this was supposed to make us afraid of televisions or not. But since this came out around the same time that cable television arrived in our area, there was no chance of me being afraid of the television set!

What was your first scary/horror movie that you saw in the theater?

Daily Trivia – 10/31/11

I know this isn’t ’80s, but we’ll grandfather it in for today…

Question: In Halloween, how did Michael Myers escape from the hospital, at the beginning of the movie?

A. He posed as a hospital guard
B. He organized an inmate riot
C. He dug a tunnel out
D. He stole Loomis’s hospital car

Last Question: In Poltergeist, what do the ghosts use in order to talk to Carol-Anne?

Answer: The Television

“They’re here.”

Carol Anne awakens one night and begins conversing with the family’s television set, which has started transmitting static following a sign-off. She calls the people that she talks to the “T.V. people”. The following night, while the Freelings are sleeping, Carol Anne becomes fixated on the television set as it transmits static again. Suddenly, an apparition emerges from the television screen and vanishes into the wall, creating a violent earthquake within the house in the process, to which Carol Anne announces “They’re here.”:

Here is the movie trailer: