Wait A Minute, That Thing From That 30-Year-Old Movie Doesn’t Make Sense

You know, in the 1982 film Poltergeist, at the very end, the whole You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn’t you? thing? That doesn’t make sense.

I mean, look at it: it’s a completed subdivision with fire hydrants, roads, and basements. There would have been a lot of construction, digging by a lot of different groups of people, from the water company to the electric company, not to mention the people putting in the houses and the swimming pools and whatnot.

You’re not going to cover up leaving the graves. Seriously, they would have plowed up a lot of people.

29 years after the film comes out, I’m suddenly bothered by this.

UPDATE: So I’ve heard that it makes perfect sense in California, where due to homes on slabs, corrupt contractors, and lack of a frost danger meaning they leave the utilities lying on the ground instead of burying them deeply, that Poltergeist is accurate.

I’ll broaden my point: That state where this 30-year-old movie was set doesn’t make sense.

2 Responses to “Wait A Minute, That Thing From That 30-Year-Old Movie Doesn’t Make Sense”

  1. feastfirst Says:

    If it makes you feel any better, something close to this really happened. The Legion of Honor Museum and Lincoln Park Golf Course were built on a cemetery that was supposed to have had the coffins disinterred in 1908. During renovation of the museum in 1993 over 800 coffins and remains were uncovered under the building. Some coffins were only 6″ under parking lot asphalt. BTW, this place WAS cursed. We were delayed 10 months and lost over $2M on a $20M contract.
    http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hcmcit.htm

  2. feastfirst Says:

    Here’s a couple of photos from the Legion of Horror scrapbook
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c54/hpcc19/aus8.jpg
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c54/hpcc19/aus11.jpg