They’re Here: Odd Video Tributes to ‘Poltergeist’ Actress Heather O’Rourke
Heather O’Rourke, the actress who played little Carol Anne Freeling in the ‘Poltergeist’ films, would have turned 37 this year, if she hadn’t passed away at the age of 13 from a chronic illness. To this day, YouTube users create tribute videos memorializing O’Rourke, with results ranging from charming to downright strange.
The video above is sort of a blend of the two, since the lyric “Heaven is a place on Earth” takes on an unfortunate double-meaning in the context of the 1982 horror movie. You can view a few other examples of this odd tradition in this roundup, although a couple of the highlights (including one set to a song by Alvin and the Chipmunks) have been removed by their creators. There are dozens more though — all you have to do is search on YouTube.
For a creepier example, you need only look below: