FIrst official trailer for the Poltergist remake now online

first trailer for poltergist remake online

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When the first interview quotes by Sam Rockwell about the upcoming remake of the 1982 classic  Poltergeist first came out a few weeks ago there was anguish at his saying “… it is more of a kid’s movie.” … those few words taken out of context, in addition to the film being rated only PG-13 ironically the original film was only rated PG began a wave of speculation and doubt that another “ruined childhood classic”  was on the horizon. However, since then Rockwell did clarify his statement at Sundance  that the film is “…very intense and very scary…”

And that his earlier comments  were actually describing the unique perspective of the film. Director Sam Raimi, has in this version, decided to make the brother the protagonist, making the whole film from his perspective. And while the trailer does share some rather creepy  unexpected suprising moments, it also appears to possibly imitate copy share too much, in terms of classic  nostalgic scenes from the original… we can only hope that the “curse of the poltergeist franchise”  has not continued to haunt this film as well and it becomes D.O.A.

Poltergeist arrives in theatres on July 24th, 2015

Directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead franchise, Drag Me To Hell, The Grudge, Boogeyman, Spartacus Starz miniseries)

Starring Sam Rockwell (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Iron Man 2) and Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes 2, The Quiet Ones)

sources: Slate, Screenrant