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Rated PG-13 · 93 min. · 2015

Horror, Suspense/Thriller

A first-ballot selection for the Lousy Remake Hall of Fame, director Gil Kenan's update of the 1982 horror classic reverently retains the plot points of the original film while stripping out all the creepiness and charm. The suburban family haunted house story gets upgrades in digital effects and product placements, but there's no sense of pace, no suspense, no style. Just jump scares, scary clown dolls and cthonic portals deployed at breakneck speed—like someone left their thumb on the 1.5x button in the editing room. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt class up the joint a little as the terrorized mom and dad, but there's really nothing new here, and certainly nothing improved.

Official Site: www.foxmovies.com/movies/poltergeist
Director: Gil Kenan
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Producer: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Roy Lee
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino and Kyle Catlett




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