4.9/10
50,572
367 user 275 critic

Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 22 May 2015 (USA)
Trailer
1:43 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 (HD) on Prime Video

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 »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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)
Edit

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist: Juegos Diabólicos See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

During the sequence in which Madison is taken, the older daughter is trapped in the basement, yet comes running out of the front door screaming that her brother was grabbed by the tree. She would not have seen this happen and would have no knowledge of it. 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.
See more »

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 The Blockbuster Buster: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2016) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
A hidden horror gem!!!
24 June 2015 | by flitz35-633-627650See all my reviews

I'd there was a remake of Jaws it would automatically be shunned by most shallow movie watchers that's why happened to many other remakes that actually happened like The omen, Psycho and now Poltergeist. If this movie was renamed it would of not been unfairly compared and the reviews would of been better.

Sam Rockwell was as entertaining as ever and even in a horror he has a way of putting a light on things. Not to get all that detailed Poltergeist has many scary moments and was well acted and written. I have no regrets spending a few bucks in seeing it at the movie theater. I prefer enjoying a movie for what it is instead of picking on every scene while comparing a totally different movie with the same name..come on people


182 of 364 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 367 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed