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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Natasha Calis was considered for the role of Kendra Bowen. See more »

Goofs

Griffins Drone, the "AR Drone 3" does not exist. The drone itself is a modified Bebop drone. Parrot (the company behind the drone) created the AR Drone 2.0, their next model was the Bebop. 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 »


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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shot by shot remake
2 September 2015 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

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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