The last thing it wants is Carol Anne anywhere near the light, because the lost souls will follow her and escape its influence. Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and starring JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, and Beatrice Straight. There’s no point where she seems anything other than herself, following the plan they’d worked out. To be fair, though, he had been through a bit of a rough time just lately – and the way that Diane and Tangina switch places at the last minute suggests that the whole thing could have done with a little more thought before they started lobbing sporting goods at the forces of darkness. I think the only one who thought she meant for Carol Anne to go into the light was Steve – perhaps he wasn’t paying proper attention when they were planning this stunt. The original trilogy revolves around the members of the Freeling family, who are stalked and terrorized by a group of ghosts, led by a demon known as the Beast, that are attracted to the youngest daughter, Carol Anne. The lost souls are strongly attracted to her life-force – as long as the evil presence controls Carol Anne, it has control of the souls. True Hollywood Story titled "Curse of Poltergeist". A similar line also used in the famous movie, Poltergeist. OK, so there’s the scene where the creepy little Medium woman from Sixteen Candles has them preparing the rope and tennis balls to go get Carrie Anne. There is peace and serenity in the light.”.  The rumor and the surrounding deaths were explored in a 2002 episode of E! Just the dreamy way she said that line sounds like she’s being controlled. The light is dangerous. It's so cold...the light is so cold! The Light! One evening Carol Anne is surprised talking to someone inside the TV and notifies the family that "They have arrived". Attracted to Carol Anne's life force, these spirits are distracted from the real "light" that has come for them. I can see it that way now, but there’s something about the delivery, lighting, music etc that made us think she was possessed while saying it. Do you understand me? It’s been using her to restrain the others. Mommy is waiting for you in the light!!!!! Right now, she's the closest thing to that, and that is a terrible distraction from the *real* light that has finally come for them. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist film series. ... (voice from the puddle): The Light! The house seemed clean, the other characters quite clearly thought so too, and we – the audience – are meant to think it is as well, setting up the big surprise horror climax. Tangina: [motions to Diane to join her] Come here honey, and give me your hand. , Poltergeist is the original film in the trilogy, directed by Tobe Hooper, co-written by Steven Spielberg and released on June 4, 1982. The film also develops the identity and backstory of the Beast, who had lived during the 19th century as a religious zealot named Reverend Henry Kane (Julian Beck). Now... hold on to yourselves. Carol Anne Freeling is one of the main protagonists and the title protagonist of the Poltergeisttrilogy. Hopefully there’s a desk with a sign-in sheet or something. Aided by an American Indian shaman named Taylor (Will Sampson), the Freelings manage to escape from Kane and his followers a second time.. Poltergeist written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor. They linger in a perpetual dream state, a nightmare from which they can not awake. Poltergeist is an American horror film series distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the 1980s. Tell her not to go into the light!” Diane does, and then the next thing Tangina says** is “Hurry with the rope! The following table shows the cast members who played the primary characters in the film series. They’re attracted to the one thing about her that’s different from themselves. Skip navigation ... Poltergeist - Run to the Light! ... Stay away from the light. The idea was that there was an evil presence that had trapped a bunch of lost souls. The Poltergeist films collected a total of approximately $132 million at the United States box office. Poltergeist edited down to only people saying "Carol Anne." Poltergeist disturbances are fairly short duration. Go into the light. With JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight. Carol Anne Freeling Is the protagonist of the Poltergeist film trilogy, played by Heather O'Rourke. 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No, that’s not it (I’ve just re-watched that scene): the evil presence wants to hold Carol Anne in that limbo-place. Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais and Mark Victor from a story by Spielberg. Run to the light, Carol Anne. Poltergeist (DVD) : The Freeling family is a typical middle class family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. All are welcome, All welcome. "Come into the light, Carol Anne" CSI: Cyber: Fire Code (2015) (TV Episode) Ravon tells that the public is saying that it's a Poltergeist who starts these random fires Remember the movie “Poltergeist,” from way back in the ’80s? It’s not “The house is clean? It’s unclear (or maybe I can’t remember) whether Tangina is willfully intending to sacrifice Carol Anne in order to save all the others or if she was confident the family could haul Carol Anne back. That’s just the way she talks. So much rage. The ghosts communicate only with Carol Anne through the family's television set, and are under the control of a demon known as the "Beast." They must pass through this membrane where friends are waiting to guide them to new destinies. You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? They always come in pairs. There’s one more thing – a terrible presence is in there with her. What Really Happened To Little Poltergeist Girl, Carol-Anne? The original film was co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. Steve, his wife Diane, 16-year-old daughter Dana, 8-year-old Robbie, and 5-year-old Carol Ann live in a track house. Including Diane and Steve in the movie, I think. The final film in the original trilogy, Poltergeist III, was directed and co-written by Gary Sherman and released on June 10, 1988. Throw it into the light!” Hold on – they’ve got a light right there in the bedroom closet! So Tangina isn’t possessed, she is honestly trying to free the trapped souls by telling them to go into the light. Anyway, the ghosts are not bad people (or weren’t in life) They are stuck between dimensions because Ghala/Beast/Kane won’t let them go. She’s a living presence in their spiritual, earth-bound plane. A dark grey cell indicates the information is not available for the film. She senses the presence of Poltergeists in the first movie and is kidnapped by them. Henry Kane in his "Vomit Creature" incarnation is portrayed by Noble Craig. I’ve never sensed anything like it. Steve thinks she means Diane and Carol Anne to go into the light too, and panics, but she doesn’t seem to be addressing them, only the souls. Home › Practice: Poltergeist Practice: Poltergeist. Then again, she declared the house “clean,” so maybe her competence wasn’t quite up to snuff. The Medium was trying to rescue the souls who were trapped inter-dimensionally and jeopardized Carol Anne because the lost souls were more likely to follow her into the light. Poltergeist is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan and written by David Lindsay-Abaire.It is a remake of the 1982 film of the same name and is the fourth and final installment overall in the Poltergeist franchise.The film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams.. A great memorable quote from the Poltergeist movie on Quotes.net - Diane: Carol Anne - listen to me. Mommy, help me, please! Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. 2. Steve, his wife Diane, 16-year-old daughter Dana, 8-year-old Robbie, and 5-year-old Carol Ann live in a track house. On April 10, 2019, it was announced that Russo Brothers would helm a new remake of the franchise. I just thought of something, watching those clips again. We’re all assuming* that it would be a bad thing for Carol Anne to go into the light – but would it? Yes, we can go on retroactively assigning possible readings of events – and there’s nothing wrong with that – but I’m looking at it from a straightforward narrative point of view. It keeps Carol Anne very close to it, and away from the spectral light.  After the ghosts abduct Carol Anne, then Donna, her boyfriend Scott (Kipley Wentz), Pat, and Bruce enlist the help of Tangina to retrieve them, who eventually sacrifices herself to save the family by escorting Kane into the Light. If they cross into the light, the Beast will lose his dominion over them. You know, I once slept-walked four blocks, and I fell asleep in the back of this guy's car. I really thought she was supposed to be possessed in that scene, but maybe they just had her ham up the delivery to use in the trailer or something. Ah, but my point was, the house was NOT clean; otherwise, the movie would’ve ended right there. - Duration: 2:56. They had to get those souls into the light. The ghosts follow and attack the Freelings at their current household. There is no death. A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts. Well, I suspect it may well be available on a popular video sharing site (and if it were, I have a spooky intuition that Part 8 might be the relevant section) – but failing that: In a scene before the rescue, Tangina has a long speech, explaining that the souls of the dead don’t realise they’ve passed on, aren’t even conscious as we understand it, and are strongly attracted to the light of Carol Anne’s life force, which is blinding them to the true light that has finally come for them – inside this light is salvation. Turn away from it. As a kid, I read the book based on the movie, so bearing in mind that was like 20 years ago so my memory may be faulty, this is what I remember of the extra background info: Most of the ghosts were being lead astray by an evil entity called Ghala, I think in the movie he is called The Beast, and when they made Poltergeist II and III I think this was the character that became the evil preacher, Kane (they sort of retconned the first movie). I’d sort of been assuming that they were two separate lights, but Tangina doesn’t make any differentiation between them – they’re both just “the light” throughout the scene. Carol Anne: Mommy, there's somebody here ... Mommy, somebody's coming. This is why Morbo and his wife aren’t sure if she’s possessed by God or the Devil: if she’s possessed, it’s by something that makes her do what she would have done anyway, but in a slightly different voice. Tangina then adds that there is also a demon known as the "Beast", who has Carol Anne under restraint in an effort to restrain the other spirits. It lies to her. 1. Don't even look at it. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the married couple, Kennedi Clements plays the daughter, and Jared Harris plays the host of a paranormal-themed TV show who comes to the aid of the family.