A rumor about the 1982 supernatural horror classic Poltergeist appears to have been confirmed. Director John Leonetti gave a first-hand account of whether Tobe Hooper, the person listed as the director, actually helmed the film. The style of the movie has fostered suspicions that Poltergeist producer/writer Steven Spielberg was really in control.
According to Leonetti, Hooper was unquestionably a part of the movie. He says that it was Spielberg, though, who was the director.