No movie has ever had the same impact on me as Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s 1982 Poltergeist, a horror film that traumatized me as a child.
In fact, my parents had to buy me a bed that touched the floor, leaving no room for an evil demon-possessed clown to come out from under it.
It’s a seminal movie that every horror fan has to see. And if you haven’t, shame on you.
Now, releasing early in French (the English version should release within the next few hours) is the first official trailer for the Gil Keenan-directed remake, to be released in 3-D on July 24, 2015.
And while ever fiber of my being wants to reject it, Poltergeist 2015 actually looks pretty insane. Sure, they’re rehashing a lot of the same gags from the original, and sure, there’s a ton of CGI (the tree attack is maybe a bit much), but for my money it looks like a fun Friday night. And for are younger readers who have no seen the original, I expect a lot of the new version to scare the living shit out of you. When you see the final short of the trailer it’s hard to not think they went balls-to-the-wall crazy on this.
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams star, with Jared Harris playing Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Updated with a second, different international trailer, too!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TRAILER?