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
In the original 1982 version, the brother's name is Robbie, whereas in this version, it's Griffin. This may be an homage to Dominique Dunne, who played the eldest sister and who was murdered 5 months after the release of Poltergeist. Her brother's name is Griffin Dunne, best known from An American Werewolf in London. See more »
The daughter said there were no malls yet just a few scenes later, the father sees the mall in his rear view mirror and goes on a shopping spree. 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 »
I can't believe all the negative reviews I've seen of this movie. I always wonder if they're written by people who even actually like the horror genre, much less have a passion for it.
This movie is a remake. Do not expect a remake to be better than the original. That is pretty much impossible. It's lost the element of surprise.
How many horrors have we watched that are "B" or lower? Asylum Films anyone? We watch them because we love the genre. We look for redeeming qualities in any horror, no matter how bad. Humour, or effects, or acting. Sometimes it's just laughing at how fake the effects are and how bad the acting is. But we retain the passion for the horror genre and we appreciate any contributors.
I do not like remakes that are exact copies of the original. This movie brought some differences, although the essence of the original was there.
I appreciated this movie because it is a horror and one that had a significant budget. I thought some of the effects were great!
If I had a complaint about this movie, it is that I wish it was a little bit longer, and put a little more complexity into the plot.
If you love horror, I recommend this movie. If you love horror, you're not going to be disappointed. Just don't expect that a remake is going to be anymore than a pleasant trip into yesteryear to see an old friend.
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