The first TV spot for the Poltergeist remake has crept on-line, and you can view it below.
While I am still a little unsure about this remake based on the directors previous work (City of Ember, Monster House), the first trailers really peaked my interest, and suddenly this remake actually looked OK.
This new TV spot goes even further to convince me that this could very well be worth looking forward to. There’s no denying that this Poltergeist is really going for the scares, and upping the madness of the original film, so there is a good chance that Poltergeist might, just might be good.
Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing the reboot, which arrives in cinemas on 22nd May.
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 directs 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.
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.