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Steven Spielberg actually directed Poltergeist, crew member confirms

For years, rumours have circulated that Poltergeist‘s credited director, Tobe Hooper, wasn’t actually behind the lens of the classic 1982 horror; instead, fans claimed Steven Spielberg was responsible, already being credited as both producer and screenwriter. All easily dismissed, it seemed. Hooper’s work on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has made him a legend of horror cinema, and the rest of his fairly cult CV makes Poltergeist a natural fit. However, fans have noted for a while that