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polter1Over 30 years later and I wondered if I still would like Poltergeist.

I did.

I still got chills.

I know there have been creepier, more gruesome and violence horrors films since, but nothing will replace this spooky classic.

The reboot of this film series is set to come out in 2014 or 2015. I can’t see how or why they would redo this.

After all, Family Guy did such a fantastic parody in 2006 (Season 4, episode 26) with Petergeist, it was almost difficult to watch the real Poltergeist without giggling. I’ll never look at clowns the same way again.

polter4The plot is like any good fairy tale, a young girl is the unwitting cause her family’s trauma and they do anything to help her; showing that love conquers all.

Does anyone remember the Poltergeist curse? Fuelled by real skeletons being used in the climatic scene, as well as Dominique Dunne’s murder, Heather O’Rourke’s death, and several other incidents the legend of the curse grew, which equals great publicity.

polter6There were 2 more in this series.

2nd was bad, the 3rd horrible.

So the only real curse was trying to milk a series, gee, not like Spielberg’s ever done that …cough, Indiana Jones, cough, Jurassic Park, cough, cough.

Note, no one died in this movie, not one character, even the family dog, E-Buzz  survived (I don’t think we can count the canary at the beginning).

And they still scared us silly.polter2

They’rrrre heeeerrre!!!

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finos5Dutton Books

finos3I made a mistake with this book – I read it in a bookstore. An ugly cry isn’t easily accomplished in a bookstore. I knew the subject, teen cancer, but I forgot the ugly cry might be waiting to pounce.

This isn’t your average teen book. The vividness of their feelings, hopes, dreams, fears, and sorrow is palpable. Green sets you in the middle of their struggle and you want to fight with them or for them.

With cancer you hear a lot about dying and mourning, but not about living with it or living after the loss. Perhaps we don’t want to hear all the details; we really just want it go away.

This is about pain and how people deal with it.

You don’t have to be a teen to read this, but I hope it’s inspiring teens to go out and do something with this life they’ve been given.finos1

I found this portion profound: “The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention.” ~‘Augustus Waters’ (John Green)

Read this book. You won’t be sorry.

Just have tissues ready… and maybe not in a public place.