A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
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
Before going to bed Griffin asks his mom to leave the "night-light" on, which she does. In the next scene with the kid, the light is off and the room is all dark. When Griffin's dad comes to check him out, the light is on again. See more »
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 »
Who can forget little Carroll-Ann and her famous line 'They're here'? Quite recently I decided to watch the 1982 flick by Tobe Hooper again, as it terrified me in my younger years. Watching it again, I was very disappointed. Craig T. Nelson and all the other actors did a good job, but the effects surely didn't survive the test of time and it seemed production designers tried way too hard and created a boy's bedroom way over the top, for example.
I read all the bad reviews about this remake, but today I thought 'Why not?' and decided to give it a chance. And yes, it has some bad moments, and I still think 'The Conjuring' still is the most terrifying supernatural horror-movie, but this one comes close to a good second place. I loved the balance between CGI and practical/live-action effects, every actor did their best job and the suspense was built up quite good.
The story is updated real well and it never tries to copy the 1982- version. It's just the basic story in a modern day jacket. Normally I'm not a fan of horror-remakes, but considering I couldn't bear watching the 1982-version anymore, this is a nice way to honor what effect it had in the '80's.
I enjoyed it very much, way more than 'The Possession', 'Insidious' and other recent haunted-themed flicks that I don't even remember names or titles from.
Heavily underrated and deserves way more good reviews.
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