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Poltergeist
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4.9 IMDB rating
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Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell
Eric Bowen
Rosemarie DeWitt Rosemarie DeWitt
Amy Bowen
Saxon Sharbino Saxon Sharbino
Kendra Bowen
Kyle Catlett Kyle Catlett
Griffin Bowen
Kennedi Clements Kennedi Clements
Madison Bowen
Jared Harris Jared Harris
Carrigan Burke
Jane Adams Jane Adams
Dr. Brooke Powell
Susan Heyward Susan Heyward
Sophie


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David Lindsay-Abaire David Lindsay-Abaire
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Poltergeist - Teaser (2015)

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2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 23 15:30
Initial Thought: When I saw the trailer I really wanted to see this. I thought it looked like fun. Growing up I had watched the first two originals and enjoyed them. I watched the third one only recently. It was alright, but I had to finish the original series to get to this one. Unfortunately this hasn't been getting good notice. Well we all have our opinions. Time to see for myself.

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Would've been a better film if it was an original.

2 years, 4 months ago at Aug 8 18:58
Unnecessary to compare this with the original and I tried, but impossible to avoid it since it's an official remake. Everything, from the house to frame by frame, all the scenes looked the same, except the cast and it's set in the present world with the daily life's modern gadgets. If you had not seen the 80s film, then there's a little chance you might like it. Though it was not a serious horror ... read more
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A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.
Release date: 22 May 2015
Tags: Horror (4), 2015 (3), Remake (3), Family (2), Thriller (2), 2010s (2), Poltergeist (1), Ghost (1), Hollywood (1), Ghosts (1)
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"This wasn't as bad as I was expecting and they had changed enough that it didn't feel totally unnecessary remake. The acting is pretty good. The original felt creepier because the house and the toys etc. looked normal. In this every looks like a horror prop. Especially the clown toys... Also, that squirrel was just laughable."


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" Directed by: Gil Kenan ('Monster House', 'City of Ember') With: Sam Rockwell Was the original - Poltergeist (1982) - worth a look? Even though Tobe Hooper had some major success with 'The Texas Chainsaw massacre', his following features never had much critical or financial success. The only exception would be this feature but many argue that this movie belongs to Spielberg. But how was it eventually? It was not bad at all but I can't say I was really blown away by the whole thing. Of cours"


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"Watched: 03/03/16 I've never seen the original film, so I may be coming from a weird place, but a lot of things bothered me about this movie. The tree, the endless closet, the entire second half, the first paranormal investigator thinking the family has created a hoax story just one scene after he witnessed the poltergeist in action...I mean, seriously? This movie just felt so unrealistic, to the point where I couldn't enjoy it very much. It's also far too fast paced for my liking, and I didn't"


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