Poltergeist Turns 36!

Poltergeist was released 36 years ago today. Five months after its release Dominique Dunne, the teenage daughter in the film, is strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend. A few years later, Heather O’Rourke who plays the iconic role of Carol Anne dies at the age of 12 from “cardiac arrest caused by septic shock.” Some believe the movie to be cursed. ☠️ All that I know is the movie scared the shit out of me as a kid and it still does! On a side note, I always thought it was so great that the parents smoked pot and weren’t druggies or losers. They were just your normal parents. Check out Dead in Hollywood: Stalked (Issue #7) for the tragic story of Dominique Dunne (click on "Store" above).

Heather O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 / February 1, 1988)

O'Rourke plays Carol Anne in the horror film "Poltergeist" (1982). She utters the movie's most famous line: "They're here!" She reprises the role in the second and third installments. In February 1988 she dies at the age of 12 of cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis. The Poltergeist Curse strikes again...

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