Earlier this week saw the release of the creepy new UK poster for the Poltergeist remake, and now comes a brand new trailer, with brand new footage and brand new scares.
I was dubious about this remake, yet each and every trailer I see makes me really want to see it. This remake actually looks pretty decent, so I am very interested in seeing this on curiosity alone. I adore Tobe Hooper’s original, and this remake looks to be keeping the spirit of the original well and truly, with some added mayhem.
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.