Poltergeist SynopsisLegendary 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.
Poltergeist Release Date
In Theaters May 22, 2015
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Produced by: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Roy Lee
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
External Info: Poltergeist Official Website
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