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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.

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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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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.

Genres:

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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Details

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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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie for Saxon Sharbino and Sam Rockwell together. They previously starred in indie film Trust Me (2013). See more »

Goofs

Just as Kendra is texting with her phone as she is babysitting, her phone experiences static and the screen bugs out. Her hands alternate between both holding the phone, and her right hand hovering over it as if texting, as the camera angle changes. 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

Referenced in Showreel: Showreel and the $120 Coat (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
It was scary and the story was there. Rental-material.
8 June 2015 | by palavitsinisSee all my reviews

Well, it has been quite some time since I watched a horror movie that really frightened me. This movie is not the kind that will make you go crazy of fear but it's really cool.

I really liked the storyline and the acting of the actors involved. I loved the little girl and I was really amazed by Sam Rockwell and did enjoy the fact that there were funny scenes within a thriller movie.

Jared Harris was also brilliant and I really really liked his character. It was a fun Sunday afternoon in the movies with a movie that will hardly make you jump out of your seat, but it won't also keep you uninterested like others of the specific genre.

One thing I did not like was that towards the end the director kind of took it too far at some point, making you think that "ok, this is too much" which is something that should not happen in this kind of movies when you're struggling to remain into the storyline, without thinking that in real life, these things would not be possible..

Overall, don't spend money to go at the movies for this, if you have other options. Waiting out for a DVD rental is the best option.


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