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This Scene From "Poltergeist" Will Terrify You

It's time to relive one of the most terrifying moments in movie history.

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The reboot to the horror classic Poltergeist premieres this week, almost 30 years after the original's release. And it has a lot to live up to.

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Produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, the original movie tells the story of a suburban family who moves into a haunted house. It's probably most famous for the spooky line, "They're here."

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It's also super scary.

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But the actual scariest scene is still nightmare inducing. It involves the middle child, Robbie, who is having trouble going to sleep...

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...because of this really fucking scary toy clown.

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He tries to cover it, like a normal person who doesn't want to be leered at by a psycho clown toy.

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So creepy.

He tries to go back to bed, but awakes to find something strange.

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It's not under his bed.

HOLY SHIT IT'S RIGHT BEHIND HIM!

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AND IT'S CHOCKING HIM WITH HIS CANDY-STRIPED ARMS!

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AND IT'S DRAGGING HIM UNDER THE BED!

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And his mother can't help because a ghost is rolling her around the walls and ceiling.

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But fear not, the evil spirit inhabiting the clown leaves and Robbie gets his revenge.

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Still, it is a scene that continues to give night terrors to children.

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And it's just another reminder that clowns are really scary.

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But don't get too comfortable. The new Poltergeist looks to be fairly loyal to the original movie's vision...

...including [gulp] another fucking scary toy clown.

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Good luck trying to sleep this weekend.

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