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The Closet Mouth is a minor antagonist in the 1982 American horror film Poltergeist.

As a last-ditch effort to capture Carol Anne, the poltergeists manifest a gigantic esophagus-like portal in the children's bedroom closet, which attempts to suck up Carol Anne and Robbie.

Appearance

The Closet Mouth is a gigantic manifestation of the poltergeists' power that resembles a portal or orange, fleshy esophagus-like orifice.

Powers and Abilities

Closet Mouth possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Suction power
  • Tentacles

Fate

Diane manages to rescue Robbie and Carol Anne from the creature, and it is presumably destroyed when the house implodes.

Trivia

  • The Closet Mouth was a fully practical effect created by the set building team.

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