the Official Trailer to the Remake/Reboot of "POLTERGEIST" (2015) is now available! (link inside)

  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 05, 2015 11:38 PM GMT
    Whether anyone likes it or not, the Remake-trend continues on with many classic films & next up is the modern update/reboot of the classic 1982 "haunted house" film POLTERGEIST!

    The film will be hitting theaters later this year in 2015. Trailer link below.


    http://youtu.be/C1XQkWhfL6o
  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidInteresting.

    You know the blonde girl from the original movie series died of unknown causes? That kinda creeps me out.


    Oh Yes, most def know about all the tragic occurences surrounding the original franchise. But I believe the actress who played the daughter "Carol Ann" died of cancer right as she was filming Poltergeist 3. & then there's the actress who played the teenage daughter in the original who was murdered by her boyfriend before Poltergeist came out. Many other strange deaths & such that occurred to the cast(s) from all 3 films. It's been dubbed "the Poltergeist Curse" - to the point where none of the original cast members from Parts 1 & 2 are too scared to be in another one or to have much to do with it. Many speculate the films have been "cursed" due to the Skeletons that pop up out of the ground & in the unfinished pool towards the end/conclusion of the 1st Poltergeist film - 'cuz they used real skeletons. Interesting stuff, indeed!
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    Huh. What, are they fresh out of dwarf women to play the medium? icon_lol.gif

    At any rate, I thought the original was terrifying enough, especially when those freaky monsters pour out of the rift. Hope this one can match it.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:51 AM GMT
    I'm so torn.

    I'm an admitted horror movie fiend. I watch EVERY horror movie I can, even D list movies, such as "The Ginger Dead Man" and "Monster Dog."

    But when people remake classics, I can't help but feel they've set themselves up for failure. I don't care how much more realistic the graphics are. The low-budget nature of the original, the hodge-podge (at the time) cast, the 80s culture infused in every shot, the dwarf medium, the "curse" that took the lives of several cast/crew (second only to "The Omen" curse), ARE what makes the movie special, cool, ridiculous, and classic.

    I'll watch it, of course. But leave classics alone. And since people forget, classic horror movies include:
    Night of the Living Dead, Fright Night (original), Nightmare on Elm Street series, Friday the 13th series, Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Gargoyles, Maximum Overdrive, 28 Days Later, Alien, Sunshine, Dawn of the Dead (original), POLTERGEIST (original), The Howling series, and others.

    A prequel? Fine. A sequel? Fine. A loosely based off-shoot? Fine.

    But stop with the remakes please.
  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:57 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidI'm so torn.

    I'm an admitted horror movie fiend. I watch EVERY horror movie I can, even D list movies, such as "The Ginger Dead Man" and "Monster Dog."

    But when people remake classics, I can't help but feel they've set themselves up for failure. I don't care how much more realistic the graphics are. The low-budget nature of the original, the hodge-podge (at the time) cast, the 80s culture infused in every shot, the dwarf medium, the "curse" that took the lives of several cast/crew (second only to "The Omen" curse), ARE what makes the movie special, cool, ridiculous, and classic.

    I'll watch it, of course. But leave classics alone. And since people forget, classic horror movies include:
    Night of the Living Dead, Fright Night (original), Nightmare on Elm Street series, Friday the 13th series, Halloween, The Omen, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Gargoyles, Maximum Overdrive, 28 Days Later, Alien, Sunshine, Dawn of the Dead (original), POLTERGEIST (original), The Howling series, and others.

    A prequel? Fine. A sequel? Fine. A loosely based off-shoot? Fine.

    But stop with the remakes please.


    I agree with ya 100%, But: as a film fan, I've come to accept the fact that Hollywood will & continue to rather reboot old classic franchises or films than take a gamble on a original/new story. It's just now part of that 'cultural vernacular' we are living in, unfortunately!!

    BTW, great list of films you listed off there. Yea most of their remakes SUCKED (Fright Night, A Nightmare On Elm Street...)
  • venue35

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    Feb 06, 2015 12:59 AM GMT
    the little girl died from an allergic reaction to dry ice while filming poltergeist 3. the parents sued.
  • venue35

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    Feb 06, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    oh i wanted to add that the original is a classic and the second one is creepy tooicon_eek.gif
  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 06, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    venue35 saidoh i wanted to add that the original is a classic and the second one is creepy tooicon_eek.gif


    Def agreed, Venue35!!
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    Feb 06, 2015 2:49 AM GMT
    Just saw this today too --- maybe I don't remember Poltergeist that well, but the trailer made it look WAYYYY different than the original. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
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    Feb 06, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    In the original when the rest of the audience was screaming for Jobeth Williams to get out of that bathroom I was screaming at her to clean it. The remake seems true to the original.
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    Feb 06, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said.... I was screaming at her to clean it. .....



    That can't be so! That creepy old dwarf declared "This house is clean!"icon_lol.gificon_cool.gif
  • btm7969

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    Feb 06, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    I love the trailer I sent you it on facebook kevin hope u liked it buddy I am stoked to see the movie when it comes out this summer the clown scared the hell out me
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    Feb 07, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    I love horror movies. That clown freaked me out!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Feb 07, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    It's certainly different from the Spielberg take on the story. I like that this new version doesn't seem to simply rely on new takes of familiar scenes (except toward the end with the trees; that reminded me of the previous film). I would have appreciated a quirkier medium though. Ms. "This house is clean" is instantly memorable, while this new one seems like a blander guy version of Allison Dubois/similar mediums.

    I wouldn't mind checking it out. I love the Spielberg version and I don't expect this one to compete with or challenge that love. I think I'd enjoy it as just a different take on what became a trope. I would enjoy it more if it had taken a new spin on the trope, but c'est la vie.