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
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 »
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 »
I can understand that the studio wanted to do a remake of Poltergeist (1982). It became famous due a few reasons, was it Spielberg or Hooper who directed this flick, the sad news was the fact that the film was cursed as they said back then, Carol Anne Freeling, the young focal point of the series, was played by Heather O'Rourke. Only six years old when the first Poltergeist film was released, O'Rourke captivated audiences with her stark blond hair, doll-like appearance, and big, inquisitive eyes. Sadly, however, she was misdiagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1987. The following year, O'Rourke fell ill again, and her symptoms were casually attributed to the flu. A day later, she collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest. After being airlifted to a children's hospital in San Diego, O'Rourke died during an operation to correct a bowel obstruction, and it was later believed that she had been suffering from a congenital intestinal abnormality. She will be, and has been, missed by fans around the world.
Even as it didn't make it into the classics of the horror buffs it was still worth seeing, no gore or whatsoever but it worked out fine for the family and it spawned a few sequels.
This remake of course is literally remade shot by shot. Some will love it others will ask what's the point of doing so. For example the remake of Evil Dead didn't do that and look, it's loved by gorehounds. Still, you will recognise the trees haunting the house, the rope being thrown in the hole, the famous sentence, "they're here", the house falling in pieces. You know what I mean. It was fun to see it done today with CGI ghosts but a classic it never will become. Ideal to watch with your teenagers at home, nothing more, nothing less.
The extended cut doesn't add anything towards the scary parts or characterization. The 3D does give it an extra touch towards the horror and the scary moments.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5
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