Poltergeist

Release Date: February 13, 2015
Studio: MGM
Director: Gil Kenan
Screenwriter: David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated

The story follows the Bowens as their home is terrorized and their youngest child goes missing when a supernatural force takes over their home. 

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The Trailer and Poster for Poltergeist are Here!
UPDATE: We’ve added the international trailer below as well! 20th Century Fox and MGM have released the trailer and poster for Poltergeist, opening in theaters on July 24, 2015. Check them out below! Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose…
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Sam Rockwell Talks New Poltergeist’s Perspective
If you’ll remember, there’s a remake of Poltergeist slated for release this summer, one directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and featuring a killer cast including Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams. As we’ve yet to see anything official from the film, the question persists: What will it be? Rockwell has spoken a bit…
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Poltergeist Reboot Release Delayed Five Months
20th Century Fox has shifted two of its upcoming releases, resulting in a five month delay for director Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist. That’s actually positive news for the film, however, as the big screen reboot will now arrive in the middle of the summer instead of in mid-February. The just-announced July 24, 2015 date will have…
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Discussion: Are Audiences Getting Tired of the Supernatural?
Deliver Us from Evil opened at the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend. To date, it has grossed $15 million since opening Wednesday, July 2nd, but box office analysts are focusing their targets on the film’s $9.5 million weekend gross and taking fire. Understandable. That’s a pretty weak weekend performance. It was up against the new comedy Tammy and holdovers likes Transformers, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon. If you recall, Deliver Us from Evil was pushed up from its original 2015 release date because Sony was so confident in the film that it thought Deliver could earn some big bucks akin to The Conjuring’s mid-summer success last year. Regardless of the quality of Deliver Us from Evil, I honestly think the film would have had a tough go of it at the box office because, more or less…audiences are getting supernatural fatigue.
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Poltergeist Remake Gets a 2015 Release Date
If you were looking forward to the Poltergeist remake, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. The film, which lensed late last year in the Toronto area, is going to arrive in 2015. Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams in this redo. The story follows the Bowens as their home is terrorized and their youngest child goes missing when a supernatural force takes over their home.
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Insert Scream Here Episode 8: My Favorite Scenes in Horror
Poltergeist is one of my favorite genre films of all time and it was only a matter of time before I pulled one of my favorite scenes from this one. The film is smart, creepy and thrilling. Today, I’m happy to present a moment that isn’t an obvious choice, but it’s an important one. The focus of Insert Scream Here is to look at some of my personal favorite moments in horror. I’m not talking about “scariest movie moments,” but scenes that just stand out, maybe because of a performance or a terrific FX gag or a turn of events in the plot that is executed brilliantly.
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