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First Trailer for the POLTERGEIST Remake

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The very first Poltergeist remake trailer is finally here and it’s pretty solid. This time around, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt lead as the parents trying to fend off a spiritual invasion and save their eight-year-old daughter (Kennedi Clements) from the evil forces trying to take her. On the one hand, I’m thrilled to see that director Gil Kenan and his team stuck close to the 1982 original, but then you get certain connections, like when Jared Harris says, “This development was built on a cemetery,” and the material feels unnecessarily familiar.

Regardless, the piece is still well paced, packed with fun scares and suggests the filmmakers can deliver an especially creepy scenario without resorting to gore or R-rated material. I don’t want to spoil anything, but that final post-title footage is especially nuts. The film opens in 3D on July 24th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Poltergeist:

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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