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Poltergeist (2015)

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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.

Director:

Gil Kenan

Writers:

David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), Steven Spielberg (based on the 1982 motion picture entitled "Poltergeist" screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Eric Bowen
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Amy Bowen
Saxon Sharbino ... Kendra Bowen
Kyle Catlett ... Griffin Bowen
Kennedi Clements ... Madison Bowen
Jared Harris ... Carrigan Burke
Jane Adams ... Dr. Brooke Powell
Susan Heyward ... Sophie
Nicholas Braun ... Boyd
Karen Ivany ... Mrs. Stoller
Patrick Garrow ... Mr. Stoller
Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod ... Older Gentleman
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Older Woman
L.A. Lopes ... Cashier
Soma Chhaya ... Lauren (as Soma Bhatia)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They know what scares you.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist: Juegos Diabólicos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,600,000, 24 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,425,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,437,994
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Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Parapsychologist/Anomalist Christopher Chacon, one of the world's foremost authorities on "poltergeists", was utilized by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/20th Century Fox studios as their official expert on the phenomenon to internationally publicize and promote the release of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 »

Alternate Versions

In the UK channel 5 network premier version the movie has been formatted from 2:35.1 widescreen to 1:77.1 HDTV format See more »

Connections

References Kindergarten Cop (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugarcrush
Written by Owen Williams
Performed by Joanna Gruesome
Courtesy of Slumberland Records, LLC
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User Reviews

 
"It Knows What Scares You" .. not the scariest but still decent
20 May 2015 | by miniahmed1See all my reviews

First of all i'm a huge fan of horror films, so when i heard about a remake to the Poltergeist i was so excited and couldn't wait to see the trailer which actually surprised me. And I've went to the movies expecting to watch the old movie but with a few changes.

The thing is , they changed A LOT! So if you have the same expectation well it's not what you think it is. The pace of the movie was really fast in a good way but the only problem was the build up and that it lacked the feelings between the family.

The Scare factor: It basically relies on jump scares but i have to admit they were perfectly done and well timed . There were some clowns in a box which were sort of creepy. and also some edge-of- your seat moments. It's similar to "Insidious" and James Wan effects. So yes when it says from the producer of "Evil Dead" you know what to expect, But it won't prevent you from sleeping.

The acting was fine, CGI was okay and there were wonderful visuals. The 3D was mainly used for the jump out of your seat moments in a gimmicky way (Throwing stuff at the audience).

In the end, I had fun watching Poltergeist and it delivers a few thrills,Sam Raimi did a great job producing this film,for Gil Kenan (Director of Monster House) i think it's a huge step forward. But don't go in with very high expectations or you will be disappointed. Although you should watch it if you're a true horror fan and you're looking for some good scares.


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