Poltergeist is a 1982 horror movie followed by two sequels, a TV series, and a remake in 2015.
- A poster of Every Body's Record decorates the wall of the children's bedroom. Other posters include Star Wars and Alien.
- In a "Miss Piggy's Advice" column from the Winter 1984 issue of Muppet Magazine, Piggy answers a letter from "A Secret Admirer" stating that she recently auditioned for Spielberg's new film "E.T. Goes Back to the Future for a Close Encounter with a Poltergeist".
- In the Muppet Babies episode "The Muppet Broadcasting Company", when the power goes out due to a thunderstorm and Baby Gonzo suspects supernatural activity, he says "They're here!" in the same manner as Carol Anne did in the original film.
- Adam Behr served as special makeup effects artist and lead puppeteer on Poltergeist: The Legacy
- Allan Graf played a neighbor in the 1982 film
- Sam Rockwell played Eric Bowen in the 2015 remake
- Steven Spielberg produced the 1982 film
- Kirk Thatcher worked with ILM on the 1982 film