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Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 22 May 2015 (USA)
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A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

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(screenplay), (based on the 1982 motion picture entitled "Poltergeist" screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Mrs. Stoller
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Mr. Stoller
Doug MacLeod ...
Older Gentleman
Eve Crawford ...
Older Woman
L.A. Lopes ...
Cashier
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Lauren (as Soma Bhatia)
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Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. Written by 20th Century Fox

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They know what scares you.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language | See all certifications »

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22 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist: Juegos Diabólicos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,600,000 (USA) (22 May 2015)

Gross:

$47,415,690 (USA) (31 July 2015)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a Q&A, Saxon Sharbino admitted that she had never seen the original Poltergeist (1982) until filming was complete on this production. See more »

Goofs

Nobody sees Madison after Griffin leaves her in the corner of her room. How do her parents know she disappeared through the bedroom closet as they describe to the investigators? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Bowen: Griffin, what did I say?
Griffin Bowen: I'm in the middle of a game.
Amy Bowen: You can't play that in the car unless you take your Dramamine.
Eric Bowen: Too late for Dramamine. We're practically there.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: A scene is shown halfway through the end credits: Carrigan Burke is filming a new episode of his show. Dr. Powell (wearing the same glasses Tangina wore in the original trilogy) is his new co-host. He gets mad at her for messing up her line. See more »


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Next Stop
Written by Jennifer Clavin & Jessie Clavin (as Jessica Clavin)
Performed by Bleached
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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A good movie but not perfect
21 June 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I watched the original Poltergeist movie for the first time in the early 90's. I was only around 10 years old but found it pretty damn scary. As I grew up and watched it several more times it became less so and, having just watched it again last year, looked dated.

So obviously I was happy that a remake had been announced but I was cautious because Hollywood has a knack for screwing it up. After eventually watching it earlier this year, I'm not sure what to think. People inevitably are going to compare it with the original. Others are going to try and forget about the original and watch it as a modern day movie which is what I did. I can honestly say that it did have its moments but I just couldn't help feeling as if it could've delivered more somehow. That's not to say that I'm disappointed or anything because it was a decent movie to watch. Would recommend watching it although people who liked the original may walk away a little disappointed. Definitely better than a lot of movies in this genre that get higher ratings for some strange reason when they're rubbish.


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