This blog post was inspired by a request to comment on the 30th anniversary for an article on the momentous event. You can find the entire article that utilized my quotes here. What is reflected below is an expansion of those thoughts.
I was a young girl when the movie came out — only 6 at the time, so unfortunately I did not see the movie in the theatre. But I do remember watching it shortly thereafter, and I can easily recall it terrifying me — especially the Gray Lady ghost that attacks the librarian in the beginning. I was hooked. To this day, the theme song remains one of the few that will literally have me dancing for joy.