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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. You can check it out below:
This new poster comes to us from Games Radar, and it's definitely quite terrifying. The mouth alone is creepy - as nothing that's not evil or insane smiles that big - but it's really the eyes that may induce pant-wetting. After all, those are some very human-looking eyeballs, and they are a lot more "alive" than the ones featured in one of the Poltergeist remake's first stills.
Of course, the biggest question that arises is whether or not it is scarier than the clown from Tobe Hooper's classic. I'd argue that the poster version of the remake clown is definitely scarier than the more innocuous version of the original doll:
But the more straightforward evil version definitely does give it a run for it's money.
For what it's worth, I still think Tim Curry's Pennywise from It would make them both run up a tree.
Gil Kenan, who made his directorial debut with the critically-lauded animated movie Monster House back in 2006, and followed it up with City of Ember in 2008, is taking the helm of the Poltergeist remake, and in addition to one seriously terrifying looking clown, the movie will also feature the likes of Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kyle Calett and Nicholas Braun in the lead roles. As is seen boldly at the bottom of the poster up top, the film will be arriving in theaters on May 22nd. Do you have set plans to purchase a ticket?