When it comes to classic horror cinema, the 1982 feature Poltergeist ranks high as a must-watch title for some, especially around Halloween. But can Netflix subscribers embrace the supernatural horror seen in the 1982 motion picture?
One of the most certainly absolute best things about the spooky holiday is, without a doubt, the haunted houses that people can visit for the occasion, and it makes sense a movie about a family moving into such a petrifying place would be so appealing. In Poltergeist, the Freeling family is terrorized by haunting spirits resulting in some nightmare-inducing sequences.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper directed the terrifying flick with Steven Spielberg credited as one of the writers. In front of the camera, Poltergeist features a solid cast, including Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, and Heather O’Rourke.
The film received three Academy Award nominations, including the honor of Best Visual Effects and the prestigious Best Original Score accolade. Poltergeist has received significant critical acclaim, earning a Certified Fresh designation on Rotten Tomatoes, and was also named one of the Best 1000 Movies Ever Made by The New York Times.
Is Poltergeist available on Netflix?
It would be an ideal Halloween experience or just a perfect movie night choice if the 1982 movie were one of the many choices available to members. But that’s not the case, as Poltergeist is not available on Netflix.
The situation isn’t a total nightmare, as the streaming powerhouse known as Netflix rarely fails subscribers when it comes to solid choices in the horror department. Out of the many horrifying options to choose from on Netflix, some exquisitely executed examples include Bird Box, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Choose or Die, and the Fear Street trilogy, just to name a few.
Where you can watch Poltergeist
Poltergeist is available to stream on HBO Max. In addition, the film is available on VOD platforms such as Red Box, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, and YouTube.
You can check out the trailer below:
Will you be watching the horror movie this Halloween?