Poltergeist

Want to behold the glory that is 'Poltergeist' on your TV or mobile device at home? Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Tobe Hooper-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out.

We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Poltergeist' on each platform. Now, before we get into the fundamentals of how you can watch 'Poltergeist' right now, here are some specifics about the Metro Goldwyn Mayer horror flick.

Released 1982, 'Poltergeist' stars Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne The PG movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 54 min, and received a score of 79 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 16 knowledgeable critics.

You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case... Here's the plot: "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."

'Poltergeist' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on VUDU, YouTube, Amazon.com, Netflix, and XFINITY .