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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 »
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 »

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Trivia

Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris both had roles in the series Mad Men (2007), which had ended earlier in the week of the film's release. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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

Blast Him
Written & Performed by Jay Chattaway
Courtesy of Gitsul Management, Inc./Master Licensing, Inc.
By arrangement with Blue Underground, Inc.
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Poltergeist
18 November 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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