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Haunted Televisions

by Kate Fortmueller

Even as television moves onto mobile devices it has, and continues to have, an important place within the home. However, television is not always represented as having a positive influence on the home, in many cases it occupies the role of the invader or the haunted object. This sequence from Poltergeist provides an example of television as a haunted and corrupting presence within the home.

Poltergeist (1982) - "They're Here"

The poltergeists arrive through the television into the Freelings' suburban home.

from Poltergeist (1982)
Creator: Tobe Hooper
Posted by Kate Fortmueller