The 1982 blockbuster Poltergeist will return to theaters as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series hosted by TCM and Fathom Events with screenings to be held on Sept. 25, 26 and 28, 2022. Fans of the haunted house hit flick will recall how the Freely family, which included Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as the parents and their three children, had to deal with angry spirits invading their new suburban home. Oliver Robins, who played middle child, Robbie Freely, recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about the cult classic film. Robins was happy to dispel a myth that’s long surrounded Poltergeist, that Spielberg actually directed the movie rather than Tobe Hooper. According to Robins, Spielberg director did co-write the screenplay and was an active presence on set, but insists it was Hooper who was always calling the shots, at least when he was on-camera.
Oliver Robins, who played middle child, Robbie, shares thoughts on “Poltergeist Curse” and Steven Spielberg facts ahead of anniversary screenings. Read More