When I moved to Southern California in 2009 and started looking for house, I was struck by how many reminded me of Poltergeist. There was one house in particular, that had wrought iron handrails along the loft living room, wicker bar stools and that yellow/gold coloring that was a so 80's not 70's color. I did remark on its Poltergeist-y appearance/feel on the way back to the car with the realtor and she took that as a cue to start showing me more updated houses.
As a side note: This may have been the last time ole Spielberg used the melting face thing. Remember the guy who saw the meat crawl across the counter then went into the bathroom and started pulling his face off? I remember thinking that was just about the coolest thing I had ever seen. Unfortunately, those special effects don't hold up well and this is ONE of his movies that could use a CGI remastering.
The beer pairing for this movie took a while to materialize and then, like a bolt of lightning coming outta the living room ceiling it hit me. Maudite, from Unibroue. Its label art that features a group of guys guiding a flying canoe trying to get home. Not unlike the movie except, I'm guessing, they didn't enter their living rooms covered in ectoplasmic snot.
BTW, the house for this movie is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Agoura Hills, CA.
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