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Old 01-10-2012, 05:15 AM
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There was a scene when Linda visited Laurie and borrowed her blouse. She complained that the creepy guy in the station wagon had followed her.

The other scenes were a hearing regarding Michael when Dr. Loomis urged the people in charge to put Michael in a maximum security hospital, and then had one final meeting with a silent Michael. After Michael broke out, Dr. Loomis visited Michael's room and the word 'sister' was written across the wall.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:32 AM
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Let's see if we can have some more members to chip into this discussion, before we move to the next one.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:22 AM
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I would guess I saw the TV version when I was very young unsurprisingly one halloween-I recorded it and rewatched it many times I've lost count. It was years before I saw Halloween 2 though. One of the earliest horror movies I ever watched-set me up to stay up late and record on blank vhs's many horror films from then on-spending any pocket money on blank vhs' but couldn't do this every week. They were usually on tv friday or saturday evenings or middle of the night in the weekedays) and eventually my parents kept all the tapes and recorded non horror films usually westerns that my dad loved over the horror. Luckily mates would have tapes of them. This was all in my pre-teens though things changed then.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:38 AM
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1) Do you remember when you first watched it?

2) Did you get any feedback (from friends or media) prior to watching it?

3) How was the viewing experience? How did it affect you?

4) How many times have you rewatched it? Memories? Does it still hold good even today for you?

5) Anything else you wish to share.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:46 AM
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1) Do you remember when you first watched it?
Honestly, I can't remember if I saw it in the theater or on VHS. It came out in 1982, which is the year I went into the Air Force. So, the latter part of '82 and the beginning of '83 was all training, with very little contact with the outside world.

2) Did you get any feedback (from friends or media) prior to watching it?
I remember people talking about how creepy it was.

3) How was the viewing experience? How did it affect you?
The part that creeped me out the most was the kid's toy clown.

4) How many times have you rewatched it? Memories? Does it still hold good even today for you?
I've watched it a few times, usually when it's on TV since I don't have it on DVD.

5) Anything else you wish to share.
Most critics pan the second one, but I really liked it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:21 AM
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1) Do you remember when you first watched it?
Yes I do. Just a couple of months ago as a matter of fact.

2) Did you get any feedback (from friends or media) prior to watching it?
I knew some people who saw it and said it was really good. I also had a fair amount of knowledge of the film before hand.

3) How was the viewing experience? How did it affect you?
Good film and very entertaining but not that scary for the most part...I don't really regard as it as a "horror" film to be honest...supernatural mystery really.

4) How many times have you rewatched it? Memories? Does it still hold good even today for you?
Not rewatched it since, but plan to go back to it soon.

5) Anything else you wish to share.
I know a lot of people say that Spielberg had a hand in directing at least some of this rather than Tobe Hooper. I can see what they mean as it does have more of the look of a Spielberg film than a Hooper film (budget is probably one of the main reasons). Fun fact: Tobe Hooper was offered by Spielberg to direct a sci-fi horror film, Night Skies. He turned it down, Spielberg decided to direct it himself, dropped the horror angle and re-jigged the plot and now we have E.T.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:10 AM
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I watched it on HBO, so it must have been 1983. It was PG, so I was allowed to watch it in full.

I'm still very creeped out by the toy clown and the giant dead tree (great judgment there, keeping a dead tree in the backyard so it can fall into the house during the first big storm:rolleyes:). I still can't believe they got away with a PG rating after Marty ripped his face off.

I still enjoy the film a great deal.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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1) Do you remember when you first watched it?

2) Did you get any feedback (from friends or media) prior to watching it?

3) How was the viewing experience? How did it affect you?

4) How many times have you rewatched it? Memories? Does it still hold good even today for you?

5) Anything else you wish to share.
1. Not specifically, but I do remember seeing it here and there on TV when I was a kid.

2. Not really. I was young.

3. I was rabid for anything scary when I was a kid (not like that's changed), so I loved it. I was particularly freaked out by the scene with the clown doll and the mirror scene, where the guy pulls his own face off. It was even more exciting because I knew I wouldn't be allowed to watch it, had my parents known I was watching it.

4. Not sure. Maybe 5 or 6 times total. It's actually been quite a while since I saw it last. Might have to give it a spin.

5. Love the special effects.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:49 AM
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I know I watched this before but I can't remember it at all. So, I'm looking forward to a fresh viewing one of these days.
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Anyone else remember their first "Poltergeist" encounter?
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