- Release Date: September 16, 1982
- Run Time: 1 hr 54 min
- Rating: PG
- Cast: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight
- Directors: Tobe Hooper, Steven Spielberg
- Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Synopsis: Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke) -- when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.