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Poltergeist Synopsis

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.

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10 Terrifying Movie Haunted Houses We'd Never Spend The Night In 10 Terrifying Movie Haunted Houses We'd Never Spend The Night In
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro will be unleashing his own vision of the gothic haunted house story this weekend with the release of Crimson Peak, and it’s inspired us to look back at the history of the subgenre and highlight some of the most creative and horrific that we’ve seen in decades past. Read on… if you dare!

10 Terrifying Movie Haunted Houses We'd Never Spend The Night In

New DVD Releases: September 2015 In Home Entertainment New DVD Releases: September 2015 In Home Entertainment
Before you set your DVR’s for all of the big fall premieres, do yourself a favor and check out what’s headed into homes during the month of September. We doubt you’ll regret it.

New DVD Releases: September 2015 In Home Entertainment

The Memorial Day Box Office Hit An Historic Low The Memorial Day Box Office Hit An Historic Low
The Memorial Day weekend box office total was embarrassingly low.

The Memorial Day Box Office Hit An Historic Low

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Poltergeist Ticket To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Poltergeist Ticket
Floating lights, a house of comic books, and a menacing tree sound like good fits for a 3D conversion, right? Read on to see how surprising the Poltergeist conversion actually is.

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Poltergeist Ticket

10 Horror Remakes That Actually Don't Suck 10 Horror Remakes That Actually Don't Suck
Horror movie remakes get a bad rap, but they're not all terrible. In fact, there are some that are pretty damn good, and here are a few of our favorites.

10 Horror Remakes That Actually Don't Suck

Here's A Reminder Of Everything Wrong With Poltergeist Here's A Reminder Of Everything Wrong With Poltergeist
This week sees the release of the remake of Poltergeist hitting theaters, so now is as good a time as any to reflect back on the 1982 horror classic that inspired it. However, if you have nothing but positive memories about the movie, you may want to turn away now, as this video is going to tear it a new one.

Here's A Reminder Of Everything Wrong With Poltergeist

This Rotten Week: Predicting Tomorrowland and Poltergeist Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Tomorrowland and Poltergeist Reviews
We have two movies on the docket this weekm as the summer starts to ramp into season. This time around we’ve got a visit to a futuristic world of tomorrow and another go around with the poltergeist.

This Rotten Week: Predicting Tomorrowland and Poltergeist Reviews

New Poltergeist Trailer Terrifies With Clowns And Pissed-Off Spirits New Poltergeist Trailer Terrifies With Clowns And Pissed-Off Spirits
“They’re here.” The new Poltergeist trailer gives a major nod to the most widely quoted moment from the 1982 original. We’ve already seen some snippets of the remake, but this footage is all new and has far more ghostly shenanigans, especially that one nightmare-inducing clown.

New Poltergeist Trailer Terrifies With Clowns And Pissed-Off Spirits

This Clown On The Poltergeist Poster Is Really Creepy This Clown On The Poltergeist Poster Is Really Creepy
The upcoming remake of Poltergeist has already shown that it will be reimagining some of the most iconic moments from the original film, including a young girl sitting in front of a static-filled television and a killer evil tree, but it's the famous clown that has wound up being front and center of the movie's new poster.

This Clown On The Poltergeist Poster Is Really Creepy

The Poltergeist Trailer Is Spooky, Haunted And Totally Terrifying The Poltergeist Trailer Is Spooky, Haunted And Totally Terrifying
Remaking classic properties doesn’t always sound like the best idea, but the central conceit of a haunted house always works, and the new trailer for Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist reboot has some legitimate scares in it.

The Poltergeist Trailer Is Spooky, Haunted And Totally Terrifying

See How Eerily Similar Poltergeist Is To The Original See How Eerily Similar Poltergeist Is To The Original
Our first look at the new remake of Poltergeist has been unveiled, and it's giving us some pretty creepy flashbacks. Why? Because apparently the marketing team is working hard to make sure that the new film reminds you of the legendary original.

See How Eerily Similar Poltergeist Is To The Original

Wait, The Poltergeist Remake Is A Children's Movie? Wait, The Poltergeist Remake Is A Children's Movie?
If you've been under the impression that the upcoming Poltergeist movie is going to be one of the scariest films of 2015, I have some bad news for you. It turns out that this new film isn't necessarily that focused on being that frightening, and has been described by one of its stars as being more of a "kid's movie."

Wait, The Poltergeist Remake Is A Children's Movie?

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel, The Poltergeist Remake And More Get New Release Dates Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel, The Poltergeist Remake And More Get New Release Dates
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won't be out until this summer, but 20th Century Fox is already getting very serious about the second sequel in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise. One week ago it was reported that Dawn director Matt Reeves had signed a deal to direct the movie, and now the studio has given the project an official release date.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Sequel, The Poltergeist Remake And More Get New Release Dates

The Poltergeist Reboot Adds Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun And More The Poltergeist Reboot Adds Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun And More
Now that the upcoming Poltergeist reboot has set its two lead actors, both Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt set to play the film's central roles, the team behind the production has begun filling out the supporting cast. And that evidently begins with signing Jared Harris, Kyle Calett and Nicholas Braun to the cast.

The Poltergeist Reboot Adds Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun And More

Sam Rockwell Could Star In The Poltergeist Remake Sam Rockwell Could Star In The Poltergeist Remake
Based on a script by David Lindsay-Abaire, who most recently wrote the script for Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful, the movie tells the story of the Bowen family and their battle against evil spirits when their youngest daughter Madison is abducted by supernatural forces. As you may have noticed, the premise of the movie has remained the same, but the names from the 1982 original have changed (the daughter's name in that film was Carol Anne and the family name was the Freelings).

Sam Rockwell Could Star In The Poltergeist Remake

Poltergeist Remake Eyes Rosemarie DeWitt For Female Lead Poltergeist Remake Eyes Rosemarie DeWitt For Female Lead
In the endless saga of films that are remade and updated and churned through the Hollywood recycling machine, Poltergeist is one of the few that doesn't earn immediate eye-rolls. The Tobe Hooper (or was that Steven Spielberg?)-directed horror film is a classic, of course, inspiring two sequels and dozens of similar ghost stories, but it's also simple enough that it could easily be reshaped, especially from a director with a specific idea of what to do with it

Poltergeist Remake Eyes Rosemarie DeWitt For Female Lead

Poltergeist Remake Begins Casting, Plans To Shoot This Fall Poltergeist Remake Begins Casting, Plans To Shoot This Fall
In this remake, it’s Eric’s wife, Amy, who can communicate with spirits. And there are two new main characters: Carrigan Burke, the host of a television program Haunted House Cleaners; and Burke’s ex-wife, who is a parapsychologist. This fractured couple will be called upon to help with the investigation into Caroline … er, Madison’s disappearance.

Poltergeist Remake Begins Casting, Plans To Shoot This Fall

Poltergeist Remake Scares Up Monster House's Gil Kenan To Direct Poltergeist Remake Scares Up Monster House's Gil Kenan To Direct
MGM has reached through the TV screen to sign Gil Kenan on as director. While his last film, 2008’s fantasy adventure City of Embers isn’t so relevant, his debut feature was Sony Animation’s CGI children’s comedy Monster House in 2006, so at least he isn’t completely unfamiliar with scary things.

Poltergeist Remake Scares Up Monster House's Gil Kenan To Direct

Sam Raimi Will Not Direct Poltergeist Remake After All Sam Raimi Will Not Direct Poltergeist Remake After All
Just yesterday it seemed our hopes were answered with news that Raimi would resurrect undead terrors by directing the remake of Poltergeist penned by playwright turned screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire. Sadly, THR was forced to revise their original article when Lindsay-Abaire noticed an error. He took to Twitter to lay it out...

Sam Raimi Will Not Direct Poltergeist Remake After All

Sam Raimi To Direct The Poltergeist Remake? Sam Raimi To Direct The Poltergeist Remake?
After spending many years away from the genre, Sam Raimi has really re-connected with his horror roots in the last few years. In 2009 he returned to the genre with the excellent and sadly under-appreciated Drag Me To Hell, and has since produced a remake of his own film, The Evil Dead, as well as this past summer's The Possession.

Sam Raimi To Direct The Poltergeist Remake?

Sam Raimi To Produce The Poltergeist Remake Sam Raimi To Produce The Poltergeist Remake
While I understand some remakes, this one makes absolutely no sense. The plot of Poltergiest is so simple that you could easily take it, give it a twist, and create a whole new kind of ghost story. What we have here is just MGM trying to come back from the dead by exploiting their best titles (see also: Robocop). Is it nice to have someone as respectable as Raimi on-board? Sure, but unless he actually decides to direct the movie himself it probably won't make much of a difference.

Sam Raimi To Produce The Poltergeist Remake

Oldboy Remake To Have Darker Ending, Tweaked Hallway Scene Oldboy Remake To Have Darker Ending, Tweaked Hallway Scene
One of the most controversial upcoming remakes currently in development is the American-made version of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy. While the project has been in the works for years, originally going to be directed by Steven Spielberg and star Will Smith, the project has been revived in recent months, with Spike Lee officially set to direct and Josh Brolin attached to star. But how will the new movie connect to the South Korean original? Producer Roy Lee has cleared up some of those questions.

Oldboy Remake To Have Darker Ending, Tweaked Hallway Scene

UPDATED: MGM Planning Five New Remakes, Including Robocop And Mr. Mom UPDATED: MGM Planning Five New Remakes, Including Robocop And Mr. Mom
They've got five projects in the works, all of them based around previous films-- remakes of Robocop, Mr. Mom and the 1980 drama The Idolmaker, plus another film based around Hercules and a fourth Poltergeist film.

UPDATED: MGM Planning Five New Remakes, Including Robocop And Mr. Mom

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