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 ... Older Gentleman
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Older Woman
L.A. Lopes 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

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What are you afraid of. See more »

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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Trivia

Tom Cruise and Richard Armitage were considered for the role of Eric Bowen. See more »

Goofs

During the climax of the film, Kendra pulls the TV off it's shelf, and it falls down with the screen facing up and she starts stamping on it. However, the TV is seen moments beforehand with its screen facing towards Kendra and the rest of the family. This means that if Kendra pulled the TV off, it should have fallen with the screen facing downwards. 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

The opening title is mowed into the lawns of the neighborhood. 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 NCIS: New Orleans: Dead Man Calling (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

T.V. Set
Written by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach (as Ivy Rorschach)
Performed by Spoon
Courtesy of Loma Vista Recordings
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Not nearly as effective as the original.
11 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Director Gil Kenan is relatively new in the director's chair, and unfortunately it shows. This modernized telling of the classic original is neither scary nor convincing. The acting was merely ok and the effects so-so. I'd rather watch the original ten times over than to watch this remake a second time.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,620,386, 24 May 2015

Gross USA:

$47,425,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,437,994
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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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