Steven and Diane Freeling live a quiet life in an Orange County, California planned community called Cuesta Verde, where Steven is a successful real estate developer and Diane looks after their children Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne. Carol Anne awakens one night and begins conversing with the family's television set, which is displaying static following a sign-off. The following night, while the Freelings sleep, Carol Anne fixates on the television set as it transmits static again. Suddenly, a ghostly white hand emerges from the television, followed by a violent earthquake. As the shaking subsides, Carol Anne announces "They're here".

Bizarre events occur the following day: a drinking glass of milk spontaneously breaks, silverware bends and furniture moves of its own accord. The phenomena seem benign at first, but quickly begin to intensify. That night, a gnarled backyard tree comes alive and grabs Robbie through the bedroom window. While Steven rescues Robbie, Carol Anne is sucked through a portal in her closet. The Freelings realize she has been taken when they hear her voice emanating from the television set that is tuned to an empty channel.

MPAA Rating:PG
Genre:Horror, Thriller
Country:United States
Produced By:Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Directed By:Tobe Hooper
Written By:Michael Grais, Steven Spielberg, Mark Victor
Cast:Jeffrey Bannister, Oliver Robins, Robert Broyles, Helen Baron, Clair E. Leucart, Michael McManus, Dirk Blocker, Heather O'Rourke, Allan Graf, James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Virginia Kiser, Martin Casella, Beatrice Straight, William Vail, Lou Perryman, Richard Lawson, Barry Nelson, Noel Conlon, Sonny Landham, Joseph Walsh, Zelda Rubinstein, Dominique Dunne
In Theaters:Jun 04, 1982
Runtime:1 hour 54 minutes
Production:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), SLM Production Group
Box Office:$77,142,388
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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