Craig T. Nelson stars as Steve Freeling, the main protagonist, who lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, a tree comes alive and takes Robbie through his bedroom window, and Carol Anne is abducted by ghosts. Realizing that something evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to investigate, hoping to get Carol Anne back, so he can remove his family from the house before it's too late.
|Production Countries||:||United States of America,|
|Production Co.||:||SLM Production Group Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)|
|Casts||:||Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Heather O'Rourke, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein, Martin Casella, James Karen, Robert Broyles, Richard Lawson, Sonny Landham, Michael McManus, Virginia Kiser, Lou Perryman, Noel Conlon,|
|Plot Keywords||:||father son relationship, wife husband relationship, cemetery, hero, lie, married couple, medium, family's daily life, ghostbuster, poltergeist, haunted house, dying and death, toy, daughter, children's home, life-saver, liar, mother daughter relationship, good vs evil, dead body, parenthood, paranormal phenomena, father daughter relationship, family, heroine, mother son relationship, exterminator, fatherhood, ghost, child kidnapping, fleeing from a house, motherhood, family values, heroic mission, family man, power of goodness, parent-child bond, devoted family man, married life,|