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

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22 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Poltergajst: Kućni duh  »

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

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$29,360,989 (USA) (27 May 2015)
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Twentieth Century Fox studios utilized Christopher Chacon, a parapsychologist/anomalist, as their official expert and authority on "poltergeists", to internationally publicize and promote the release of the movie. See more »

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The daughter said there were no malls yet just a few scenes later, the father sees the mall in his rear view mirror and goes on a shopping spree. See more »

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Let's See A Bit More Imagination
25 May 2015 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Just when you thought Hollywood had remade every single horror movie you've ever seen they shock you - by remaking a horror film you'd almost forgotten about . To be fair to the Studios they do occasionally remake a film that if not superior to the original at least can claim to be totally different to its source . Remember THE FLY and THE THING from the 1980s ? So a film remade over 30 years after the original movie should in theory be different from the original . Unfortunately with this remake of the fondly remembered POLTERGIEST originality isn't in abundance

Eureka , I've got it ! Do you know the difference between a good remake and a bad remake ? With a good remake you've got something that shares the basic premise of something else but goes in a totally different direction . I'm thinking of the 1978 version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS which considering the subject matter gave me many sleepless nights . With a bad remake you've got something that constantly apes the original with very little embellishment and this would include ... well basically every single horror remake of the last few years

With POLTERGIEST 2015 you can see the producers wanting to go their own way very slightly but thinking this might be a bad idea for some reason . This version isn't so much a shot for shot remake , but more of restructuring of the original . Most of what you remember from the Tobe Hooper/ Steven Spielberg 1982 movie takes place here , just not in the same running order as you remember . To be fair we do get a show stopping turn from Jared Harris as a Catholic priest with an impressive Irish accent but apart from that there's little beyond the rudimentary . It should also be remembered that the 1982 film was made before CGI was invented , in other words the special effects back then might not hold up all that well when viewed today but at least you could appreciate all the hard work the special effects crew put in to the production . Here however most of the effects will have been done with CGI , and slightly obvious CGI . I guess Hollywood has lost a lot of imagination over the decades ?


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