Why do I like this "Carol Ann's Theme" from the movie, "Poltergeist"? Well, it's a beautiful melody- almost a lullaby that echos the sweetness and innocence of the little girl Carol Ann, who was played by Heather O'Rourke. It's soothing, and gentle... but haunting at the same time- hinting at the supernatural elements circling around Carol Ann. You're lulled into a sense of comfort and ease, before having that comfort disturbed by the errie laughter of children at the end. When I hear that part, I always shiver, since I can't help imagining the darkened hallway outside my room being inhabited by ghostly children playing tag up and down its length.
Simply put, it's a piece of music that deserves its place in horror movie music history. This is one of those songs I always listen to as part of my "Halloween Playlist"... though sometimes, I swear I hear the soft pitter patter of children in the hallway in the still of the night, and a sweet voice whispering, "They're heeere..."