Poltergeist

Spielberg's Role: Producer, Writer (screenplay)
US Release Date: 1982

This classic horror film is about a family living in the burbs. They find one day that they have ghosts in their house, which are at first only mischievous, until the daughter disappears.

Spielberg co wrote the screen play for this film, but I have found no evidence that he had any involvement in the two sequels.