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
(at around 1h 15 mins) In one scene Carrigan Burke and Eric Bowen are in the upstairs room with the portal and Carrigan is shouting to the spirits. The scene then cuts to the others downstairs then back upstairs and the two men are incapacitated on the ground. See more »
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 »
Written & Performed by Jay Chattaway
Courtesy of Gitsul Management, Inc./Master Licensing, Inc.
By arrangement with Blue Underground, Inc. See more »
They say you should never remake a classic. The original Poltergeist from 1982 was written by Steven Spielberg who also seemed to have had a hand in how it was directed.
The 2015 remake is a soulless movie that brings nothing new to the table except a few jump cuts.
If it was an innovative reimagination whose reach could not exceed its grasp I might had been more forgiving.
Sam Rockwell is an out of work father, Eric Bowen who with his wife Amy Bowen and three young kids move into a new home. The house was built in an old cemetery and the bodies were supposed to have been moved but only the headstones were.
The youngest daughter Madison feels a presence, the spirits below the house need a guide and Madison is sucked in and disappears.
The Bowens call on paranormal psychics Dr Brooke Powell (Jane Adams) and Carrigan Burke (Jared Harris) to get her back.
The only thing to note is London born Jared doing an impression of his Irish father Richard Harris.
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