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.
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.
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.
Following word earlier today that “Touch” star Saxon Sharbino had joined the cast of MGM and Fox 2000′s Poltergeist comes the news, via The Hollywood Reporter that Hung actress Jane Adams has signed on as well.
She’ll play a parapsychologist in the Gil Kenan film.
Adams also joins Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris in the horror pic, which starting filming on September 23rd in Toronto.
Touch actress Saxon Sharbino has joined the cast of MGM and Fox 2000′s Poltergeist remake, says The Hollywood Reporter.
She will play 16-year-old Kendra Bowen, the eldest of the three Bowen children. Sharbino joins Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris in the horror pic, which starting filming on September 23rd in Toronto.
The story follows the Bowens as their home is terrorized and their youngest child goes missing when a supernatural force takes over their home. Gil Kenan is directing from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Kyle Catlett of The Following is now going to co-star in Poltergeist, a reboot of the ’80s classic, reports Variety.
Catlett is best known on the Fox series as “Joey Matthews.”
In Poltergeist, he’ll play a member of the Bowens – a family struggling to make ends meet that relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.
The BloodCast officially welcomes Clarke Wolfe as its co-host!
As Wolfe and co-host Ryan Turek make the transition into a promising future for the podcast, they use this episode to riff on topics such as The Wolfman remake, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist and why it remains one of the best haunted house films.
They also delve into their thoughts on the upcoming remake or reboot (whatever you want to call it), this week’s episode of Dexter, True Blood, Breaking Bad (holy crap!), and more.
Listen in via the player after the jump, courtesy of GeekNation, or head to iTunes and download the episode there!
The Poltergeist remake is moving right along and today brings word of another potential cast member. According to The Wrap, Sam Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2) may star. The actor is reportedly in “early talks” (which mean his involvement may or may not happen) to play the father in the film. He’ll co-star opposite Rosemarie DeWitt.
Craig T. Nelson played the patriarch in the original Poltergeist.
Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits includes Oz The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.