Episode 15 of 80s Horror Memories looks at the Tobe Hooper / Steven Spielberg team-up Poltergeist

The new episode of the 80s Horror Memories docu-series looks back at the 1982 release Poltergeist, from Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg


JoBlo.com recently launched a new weekly documentary series called 80s Horror Memories, and the first five episodes of the series were all dedicated to films that were released in 1980: Maniac, Dressed to Kill, AlligatorFriday the 13thThe ShiningProm Night, and The Fog. The second five episodes were a journey through 1981, covering The Funhouse, The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, My Bloody ValentineHalloween IIThe Evil DeadThe Howling, and An American Werewolf in London, as well as the careers of horror hosts Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. Now we’re making our way through 1982 with looks at Conan the Barbarian, The Thing, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and an examination of the short-lived 3-D boom. With the newly released fifteenth episode, we’re digging into the Tobe Hooper / Steven Spielberg team-up Poltergeist (watch it HERE). To hear all about it, check out the video embedded above!

New episodes of 80s Horror Memories will be released through the YouTube channel JoBlo Horror Originals every Monday. 

Here’s the info on 80s Horror MemoriesIt’s been over 40 years that the decade that shaped the horror movie industry began and having lived through most of those years personally, we at JoBlo/Arrow in the Head have decided to create a 10-part documentary series in which not only cover every nook and cranny of the biggest horror themes from 1980 to 1989 but also what was happening in the world at the time. Join us as we walk down Horror Memory Lane!

And here’s the info on this particular episode: In the early 80s, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin was a hopeful company producing films that were high quality with excellent writing and directing. On June 4, 1982, they released Poltergeist, a family-centric horror film that would define many horror fans and a bit of the horror genre. The film is still beloved, having the advantage of being gateway horror for children watching with their parents. Were these particularly scary? Let’s find out in today’s episode of 80s Horror Memories.

This episode of 80s Horror Memories was written by Emilie Black, narrated by Tyler Nichols, edited by Mike Conway, produced by Berge Garabedian and John Fallon, co-produced by Mike Conway, and executive produced by Berge Garabedian. The score was provided by Shawn Knippelberg. This episode’s special guest is Patrick Lussier (Play Dead).

Let us know what you thought of this episode, plus share some of your own ’80s horror memories, by leaving a comment!

Two of the previous episodes of 80s Horror Memories can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.