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Poltergeist

PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.  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.

Cast: Sam Rockwell , Rosemarie DeWitt , Kyle Catlett , Jane Adams , Jared Harris , Nicholas Braun , Kennedi Clements , Susan Heyward

Director: Gil Kenan

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Poltergeist (2015)

Release Date: May 22nd, 2015|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • While Hooper favored shock value and jump scares, Kenan and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe construct far more fluid sequences as the camera glides and hovers over its subjects, reserving the most impactful shots for the climactic scenes, particularly a concluding sequence that’s particularly thrilling. show more

  • A good cast including Sam Rockwell and Jared Harris wander around sincerely in what feels, at times, almost a shot-by-shot remake, and at others, an obstinately wrong-footed exercise in dabbling with the narrative. show more

  • Poltergeist ultimately plays like the most perfunctory of remakes, one born of rights ownership and title marketability rather than a burning desire on anyone’s part to do something interesting or provocative with a classic. The 1982 original remains unassailable, all the more so when stood side by side with its pipsqueak descendant. show more

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  • Ouija (2014)

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