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Notes about this movie:
2- Terribly inept parents
3- Looney Tunes Ghosts
4- Creepy Blonde Kid
5- Creepy Clown
6- Creepy Tree
7- More Epilepsy
8- Not Scary but Fun
9- NOBODY WOULD SLEEP IN THAT HOUSE AGAIN
10- Everybody expects the TV to turn on the whole time at the end.
It has its moments but it's clearly more Spielberg than Hooper, for better or worse.
I'm certainly not an expert on cinematography, but even I noticed a fair number of flaws in the movie. Still, I can certainly see how it was great for its time and how it's become so iconic. It's definitely superior to many of the horror movies of recent years.
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This movie ranks #31 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
This movie ranks #84 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
This movie ranks #187 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #423 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
This movie ranks #678 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #688 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #709 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #858 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?