MGM has unleashed – at long last; the film is mere months away and this is the first we’ve seen of it!? The soundtrack to "Poltergeist" (2015) is great! The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over. (Which makes no sense, as wood is an insulator!) 1170. A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Post continues below. (Although both girls are about 7, Heather and Kennedi are playing Carol Anne/Madison (“Maddy”) as a five-year-old. Tagline:They’re Here. Labels: film, horror, Poltergeist, trailer. What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Extended Cut? 0. I’ll stick with the original, thanks very much! If two out of his three credit cards are declined at the hardware store (the clerk says “It’s over the limit”—usually, it only says “declined”—I know, it’s happened to me!) 0. Okay, there are one or two funny moments in the remake: one of the paranormal researchers tells the Bowens that, thanks to his advanced video camera he captured a piano bench moving several feet over a 7-hour period. Amazing Stories® is a Registered Trademark of Steve Davidson and the Experimenter Publishing Company, LLC. The movie was the mega hit Poltergeist. 20th Century Fox. Directed by Tobe Hooper. In both films we (and the screen couple) find out that the subdivision is built on a graveyard; in both we find out that rather than moving all those bodies (a costly and time-consuming task), the developers just moved the headstones. A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! If my child disappeared, I would call the cops, the fire station, the Boy Scouts, the RCMP, and ANY other agency I could think of! There! The movie had a happy ending, all questions seemed to be answered and we left the theatre in a sort of cathartic glow. The remake will be directed by Gil Kenan and will star Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt. Other things: the Bowens’ youngest daughter disappears, and they don’t call the cops, they call the closest university’s paranormal researchers! Watch the clip titled "They're Coming" for the film Poltergeist (2015). Figure 1 – Poltergeist 1982 poster. MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST (2015): “They’re here!” (Again…), Literatura de género desde México y Perú: La noche en la zona M de Alberto Chimal y Epitafio de Luis Apolín, Review: After Hastings by Steven H. Silver, Recursor TV Interviews Steve Davidson for Their Blog. Well, fast-forward thirty-three years from the first movie and we’re now in the land of, not sequels, but remakes. ... May 03, 2015 TV Spot - They're Here. PG-13 | 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller | 22 May 2015 (USA) 1:43 | Trailer. Heather would go on to star as Carol Anne in the sequel, where she declared, “They’re back.” But in 1988, at the age of 12, before Poltergeist III came out, Heather died in mysterious circumstances. The most upsetting thing for me about 2015’s Poltergeist is Rockwell’s presence. 4 comments: The Happy Whisk 6 February 2015 at 17:40. It is a remake of the original 1982 film of the same name. And They Know What Scares You. Let me state my opinion loudly and clearly before we get into it: there can only be one good reason for a remake: to improve on the original movie. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sam Rockwells acting killed the movie from the get go, it gets really over the top and enters into whimsical near the end. A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. Rilis: 20 May 2015. Watch Poltergeist Movie Online Free | Download Poltergeist 2015 Full Movie hdpopcorns HD Popcorn is The Best Website/Platform For Bollywood And Hollywood HD Movies. I’ve said it. Again. A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. Poltergeist ( 2015) Poltergeist. Scrawled by Tim Knight at 15:00:00. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 5.2 / 10. I could continue comparing the two, but really—there’s no comparison. Except for hair colour, they are uncannily alike, which I suspect is deliberate. 'They're here': The mechanism of poltergeist activity. Who cares? Save your money; see if you can find a copy of the original. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. We get foreshadowing of the moving clown doll, Carol Anne—I mean Maddy—talking to the TV, the willow outside the house and so on. The Bowens (Eric, Amy, Kendra, Griffin and Madison—played in order by Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett and Kennedi Clements) are moving to a new town (somewhere in Illinois, judging by the license plate) because Eric has lost his job at John Deere’s corporate headquarters in Moline. They're Here. 7.1 / 10. Poltergeist was released on VHS, Betamax, CED, and LaserDisc in 1982. See you next week! Because there was no CGI per se in 1982, the moviemakers had to make do with puppets, stop-motion, in-camera effects—in fact, all the effects were practical, more or less. When he is thrown to the ground by a child’s chair which flies through the air and smashes against a wall, Eric Bowen says drily “Did you get that [on your advanced camera]?” At the end, when a real-estate agent says the house she’s showing has tons of closet space, Madison says, “Our last closet ate me,” and the real-estate agent could only laugh weakly, not getting the joke. MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST (2015): “They’re here!” (Again…) By. May 24, 2015 Clown Attack. All (20) tracks on here are great. (There’s a scene where the wife is arguing with Eric—she wants to call the cops, and he thinks the cops will blame them for Maddy’s disappearance.) Watch Now Search "poltergeist" Poltergeist They're here. "Poltergeist"- They're Here Sneak Peek a new TV spot, revealing more footage from director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" feature film reboot, written by Pulitzer-Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi ("Darkman"), starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Kennedi Clements: "The original film commented... "...on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," said Raimi. On May 22nd...clear your minds, they already know what scare you. Only the screenwriter knows. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. May 24, 2015 Interview - Gil Kenan. Written by Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. Poltergeist, however, became a modern horror classic which, due to a series of odd (and fatal) coincidences, inspired the legend of “the Poltergeist curse.” (I won’t get into the so-called “controversy” over whether Spielberg actually directed it, or talk about Hooper’s career after Poltergeist—those could be totally separate columns.). Learn how your comment data is processed. In the original, it comes as a revelation both to Steve Freeling and the audience—there’s at least SOME explanation of what’s going on; here, it’s casually dropped by Burke in the process of “cleaning” the house and we don’t know whether that’s the actual explanation. There’s nothing like the scene where the same researcher hallucinates that he tears the flesh off his own face and becomes skeletonized—the closest scene is where Sam Rockwell hallucinates that he vomits up a mass of worms and earth after drinking some whiskey. Things escalate until Carol Anne is swallowed by her closet and the Freelings have to call in the local college’s paranormal researchers, and later psychic dwarf Tangina (played to the hilt by Zelda Rubinstein) to rescue her from the Other Side. POLTERGEIST A marvelous horror movie, 1982’s Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg Poltergeist is a terrific entertainment, and one of my favorites of its kind. Poltergeist And they’re Remaking Poltergeist. Jun 04, 1982. (In other words, “Anything you can do, I can do better.”), I think that, besides the lack of build-up of either the family as sympathetic characters or the events as escalating, another of the movie’s problems is the special effects. What Works With Poltergeist 2015 An unexpectedly thrilling sequence involving a squirrel is the closest you will come to being scared, even though it’s not really that scary and may even garner unintentional laughter. February 11, 2015 by Yara Alsayes. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. We’re gradually introduced to them; we find out they have kinda dorkish neighbours (the scene with the duelling remote controls was  hilarious) and, in short, we kinda like them. – the first stills from director Gil Kenan’s “Poltergeist” remake. They’re Here! But the elements of humour are not well integrated and don’t really work. The most tragic of the Poltergeist deaths were, of course, the deaths of the two young girls who played the Freeling family daughters. Share Share Tweet Email. ), I could go on with things that don’t make sense, but it doesn’t make sense for me to do so; I just want to state that, while I think Sam Rockwell’s a fine actor, he’s out of place in this movie. 5 VIDEOS | 208 IMAGES. Spoiler review of Poltergeist (2015): In the original movie (and in at least one of the sequels; I don’t remember 3 well enough to say), the opponent was (according to Tangina the medium) “The beast.” In this film, the opponent is apparently all the dead people who still hang around the graveyard the subdivision is built upon. Poltergeist is a 2015 horror film directed by Gil Kenan. Thank goodness, many of us said with a touch of schadenfreude, there won’t be any more of those (although we were saddened by the coincidental deaths of cast members)! Poltergeist is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan and written by David Lindsay-Abaire.It is a remake of the 1982 film of the same name and is the fourth and final installment overall in the Poltergeist franchise.The film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams.. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return. (Note: this is a remake of the 1982 Tobe Hooper directed horror film of the same name) The Bowen family - Eric (Sam Rockwell), Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt), Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), Griffin (Kyle Catlett), and Madison (Kennedi Clements) - move into a new … 'Poltergeist' Trailer #2: Yes, They're Here 'Poltergeist' trailer #2 brings the remake's scares front and center. Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino. Not much of the movie seems to connect with the rest of the movie; it’s disjointed, and makes no real sense. Steve Fahnestalk. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Poltergeist They Re Here animated GIFs to your conversations. A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death. Friday, 6 February 2015. There’s a scene in the original where one of the paranormal researchers watches a steak inch its way across a kitchen counter—and then erupt with worms and maggots (all practical effects, by the way), which is one of the chills in the original movie. They're Here (4 out of 4 stars) 3. Things that don’t make sense (but are left in the movie): If Eric Bowen’s been out of work for a while (it’s specified in the film), how can they afford a new house? Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original screenplay held together, while this one is disjointed. Steve’s a real-estate salesman (who we think might possibly be a bit too honest to be a good salesman); Diane’s a stay-at-home mom with artistic aspirations; the three kids (Dana, Robbie and Carol Anne—oldest to youngest, respectively) seem like normal kids. Capsule review (no spoilers) of Poltergeist (2015): There is absolutely no reason for this remake. Since there was a scary clown doll in the first movie, let’s have a whole box full of scary clown dolls; since Carol Ann talked to the TV and put her hands on it, let’s have Maddy talk to it—but the closet first–and have a whole bunch of hands appear from the other side of the TV! Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. In real time it takes ages for insurance claims—especially ones based on supernatural activity, I’m guessing—to go through. They’re here indeed. Sunday, May 24, 2015. The original movie, co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg , starred JoBeth Williams , Craig T. Nelson and Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne. There’s nothing abnormal about them and they have our sympathy and/or empathy right from the get-go. A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Poor Rosemarie DeWitt: while JoBeth Williams got to develop her character in the original, she has no such option. (2015). (Although the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was later to be seen as one of the defining films of the modern horror genre, it was—except to aficionados—pretty much seen as schlock at the time. Was this review helpful to you? They're Here. The filmmakers don’t bother to build a good audience rapport with the Bowen family as the original did with the Freelings. May 20, 2015. IMDB gives this 5.1 stars (out of 10); I’d give it 4. On July 24th, the Poltergeist remake should hit the theaters! This is another great soundtrack / score from Marc Streitenfeld. Email This BlogThis! There was a lot of humour in this movie, and quite a few scares for the average movie viewer; none are of the “it was only the cat” type typefied by the orange tabby Jones in Alien. Poltergeist was released on May 22, 2015. In 1982, director Tobe Hooper, whose genre fame to that point was limited to one feature film (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974) and one TV mini-series (Salem’s Lot, based on the Stephen King book of the same name, 1979), directed a movie based on a Steven Spielberg story, called Poltergeist—and neither Hooper’s career nor the modern horror-movie genre would ever be quite the same. how and/or why would he bring home a pizza, an iPhone, a remote-controlled drone with camera and a piece of jewelry for his wife? ), They take great pains to show that the Bowen house is under a whole bunch of powerlines (over and over) and then never use that in the film, really, except to have Kendra say “We can’t live here—power lines!” There’s even a recurring joke where someone gets an electric jolt from the ball on the newel post at the bottom of the balustrade. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. And They Know What Scares You. By the way, my wife and I will be going to Missouri shortly; if I don’t manage to post here for a week or two—although I will try very hard to do so—I hope you’ll forgive me! She’s virtually a nonentity in this movie. He’s a fantastic actor, and as usual, he’s flip and funny and then also profoundly moving: he has one moment here in which he turns a simple, clichéd “We just want our daughter back” into something heartbreaking. When Carol Anne Freeling says “They’re here!” she’s asked who is here? In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is. -. The film, which features the likes of generic scary clown #1, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Sam ‘I … 3 of 3 people found this review helpful. There’s nothing like it in the new one. Griffin (Kyle Catlett) watches as Madison (Kennedi Clements) touches the TV and another hand appears on the other side. 0. Lack of originality is a major lament of many horror fans in 2015; we devour each and every new film that’s tossed our way, hoping against hope that THIS will be the horror movie that breaks the trend, that THIS will be the one that reminds us what it was like to … It doesn’t add anything to the original (it actually isn’t as good as the original) and, as far as I’m concerned, is only there to exist on the good will of the name. It’s not; it’s all tourist hype). Share the best GIFs now >>> Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Watch the trailer for True Crime Conversations, Mamamia's true crime podcast. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. This is also another great soundtrack / score, period, as well, too. June 26, 2015. It is set for release on July 24, 2015. The film focuses on the struggling Bowen family that moves to a new house due to Eric Bowen being laid off from his job and needing to downsize "living" arrangements. How does one fill the shoes […] Life 1 April 2008 By Zeeya Merali. My opinion is, as always, my own, and doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of Amazing Stories or its owners, editors, publishers or other bloggers. Synopsis. Poltergeist AZ Movies. TV Spot for Poltergeist. By Anthony Vieira Apr 02, 2015. In the original movie, we’re introduced to the Freelings, a nice typical suburban California family. A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts. She replies, “The TV people.” When Maddy Bowen is asked who’s here, she says “The lost people.” Why? Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. May 03, 2015 They're Coming. 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They’ve replaced Zelda Rubinstein with Jared Harris as Irishman Carrigan Burke, a TV-host “ghost cleanser,” and the tagline “It knows what scares you” with the tagline “They know what scares you.” Why? Title: Use the HTML below. A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts. As is usual with movie series that are series simply because the first one was so good they figured they’d jump on the bandwagon, it just kinda petered out, helped by the fact that several of the cast, notably Heather O’Rourke (Carol Ann) and Dominique Dunne (Dana) from the first movie—along with several from the second movie—had died. They’re Here. A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. (Which lasted just until Poltergeist II: The Other Side was released and was permanently squashed when Poltergeist III, mercifully the last of the series, was released.) Poltergeist (1982) They're here. Poltergeist Opening (3 1/2 out of 4 stars) 2. It's no surprise, especially for a horror film, that a remake would be inevitable. The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. Negara: USA. They're here, again! All comments are welcome, and don’t feel you have to agree with me to post a comment. Again, trading on the first movie. (In the original, the Freelings were obviously in shock; we don’t really see that from the Bowens. Amy is an aspiring novelist who may or may not be writing—as well as taking care of the three kids—while Eric looks for a new job; and Kendra, Griffin and Madison are just analogs of the Freeling kids.