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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.


Gil Kenan


David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), Steven Spielberg (based on the 1982 motion picture entitled "Poltergeist" screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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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)


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


They know what scares you.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist: Juegos Diab√≥licos See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,600,000, 24 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (Extended Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[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 »


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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User Reviews

Great flick - highly enjoyed
31 May 2015 | by canadian-bearSee all my reviews

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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