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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gil Kenan's first job as a director since City of Ember (2008). 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

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 »


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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Lower then average horror flick, and poor remake
20 September 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Poltergeist" (2015) is a poor remake of a good original movie, but it is not the worst flick on it's own. That said, "Poltergeist" (2015) is kinda nicely acted, although i didn't buy Sam Rockwell's performance - he was miscast or maybe he new this is going to be poor movie so acted just for fun, but it is clear that this wasn't his favorite job to say the least. Kinds did OK job, especially one who played Griffin, and Rosemarie DeWitt's performance was probably the best in this movie.

As a horror movie, "Poltergeist" (2015) features tons of clichés, and there aren't true scary moments, you can see "jump scare" scenes from a mile. What i enjoyed about this movie was not the horror elements, but simply family scenes especially during first hour of this movie, but when so called "horror" starts, movie started to drag and by the end i was watching left time like each 5 min.

Overall, "Poltergeist" (2015) isn't good, but it isn't particularly bad. If you loved the original, it is nice for seeing it once just for nostalgia, but if you are looking for a decent horror movie, this isn't the one.


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Country:

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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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