Leave this house!!! Here’s TWO trailers for the ‘Poltergeist’ remake, and it actually looks pretty good





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Yesterday saw the release of a number of images from the Poltergeist remake, and with it we were promised a trailer shortly. We now have that trailer, but we don’t just have one trailer to show you, we also have a UK trailer also!

I was in two minds about this remake, and hearing it was going to be a fairly tame horror film kinda had me worried. Saying that though, the original film, while incredibly scary in places, was clever with holding back so that to never become just a film for horror fans. However, talk of the new film being a more family aimed affair have gone right out the window with the arrival of these trailers.

Yes the US trailer has a few cringeworthy moments and a few almost desperate looking scares, but the UK trailer is awesome, and delivers some great jump moments and full on scares. This updated version looks to be keeping close to the original film, but it also appears that the makers are on some sort of drug as it really looks like they are going for it with this remake.

The tome is still quite easy for the casual horror fan not to be turned off, and judging by the trailers, this could become a massive hit. I just hope all the best bits were not in the trailer, and there is a lot more to see.

The Poltergeist remake, which is being directed by Gil Kenan, was originally due for release on 13th February 2015, but will now be released during the peak summer season on 24th July 2015 in the U.S. followed by the UK release on 31st July 2015. Naturally, it appears that Fox are trying to repeat what The Conjuring did last summer with its record breaking box office figures.

Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot.

Jared Harris (Fringe, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mad Men, The Quiet Ones) star as Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners”.

Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, and Jane Adams also star in a revisionist take on the classic horror film.

Kenan will direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Rob Tapert (The Posession) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Nathan Kahane (The Grudge) will serve as executive producer.

Synopsis:

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.

 

About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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