Angry spirits! Evil clown doll! This reboot of the '80s horror classic keeps the creepy moments we remember, plus a few high-tech upgrades. This time, communicate with the dead using an HDTV.
by Bonnie Burton @bonniegrrl6 February 2015 4:34 pm GMT
Just when you thought it was safe to buy a home in suburbia and plop down in your home entertainment room, a trailer for the "Poltergeist" reboot reminds you why you shouldn't get too close to TV screens. Plenty of elements from the original 1982 horror blockbuster have returned to haunt a new generation of moviegoers.
The new trailer, which debuted this week from Fox and MGM, gives fans many moments similar to the '80s classic, including the possessed clown doll, child-eating trees, and even the TV that continues to act as the spirit world's main choice for communicating.Read More »
By Peter Covino
On the creepy fun factor, I just might rate this a 10.
Poltergeist the Movie (the new one) is in partnership with Diedinhouse.com to uncover the secrets buried in homes across the US. This is a relatively-new website, I am guessing, that helps you find out if anyone has died at any valid US address.
Creepy, yes, but it is practical if you are buying a home, and want to make sure you don’t have a mortgage and a house full of ghosts, like Poltergeist or the Amityville Horror.
If you watch the new trailer for the upcoming Fox 2000/MGM film, you will get a promo code that lets you go to the site free to find out if anyone has died in your home.
I tried it and it works quite efficiently. My home may have the occasional flea from my dog, but it is not haunted. Well, at least not because a previous owner died there.
There is other helpful information as well. It lists the name of every other previous tenant/owner associated with the home and there is also a coming soon ara that will include results from any previous fires or if the house was ever a meth lab and the like.
The search isn’t cheap. I did it so quickly I can’t remember what the search for one home is. I think it was $11.99, but if you watch that trailer for the film, as promised, the promo code is revealed and you can go directly to the Diedinhouse.com site and enter it. You do have to register (name, email etc.) and it shows you the price, but it is also shows it deducted 100 percent.
If is definitely worth doing if you are curious if George Washington slept, or more importantly died, in your abode.
As for the movie, well I hate remakes, but this looks like it might be worth watching when it comes out this summer (July 24). It looks like the primary story is intact. A family (including Sam Rockwell) finds out there normal looking suburban home is inhabited and not by friendly ghosts. The updates seem to have to do more with the technological changes that have happened since the original game out. Carol Ann, if that is her name in the new movie, has a much bigger TV screen to play with and the ghosts seem to be in tune with cell phones and other gadgets of the 21st century.
The trailer can be found in all the usual places:
YOU TUBE youtube.com/PoltergeistMovie
And her is the info on the film from Fox:
Release: July 24, 2015, in 3D
Director: Gil Kenan
Screenplay by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Produced by: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Roy Lee
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
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.Read More »
‘Poltergeist’ Trailer and Poster: They’re Here (Again)
By Empress Eve | February 5th, 2015 at 1:38 pm
Yesterday, we got our first look at Poltergeist, director Gil Kenan‘s reboot for the 1982 film.
Today, the first trailer for the upcoming movie has been released. Watch it here below, along with the first poster in the image gallery.
In the new film about a family whose home is possessed by spirits, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt play the parents of 8-year-old Madison Bowen (Kennedi Clements), with Jared Harris as the supernatural researcher and clairvoyant who helps the family. Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, and Nicholas Braun also star.
As with Steven Spielberg’s original, this version will make you frightened of your television – here’s what producer Sam Raimi told USA Today about the remake:
Like the original, television is a conduit from the spirit world. But in 2015, the screens are bigger, packing more menace. And there are screens throughout the house.
“The original film commented on how we’ve let television get out of control, babysitting our kids,” says Raimi. “It’s only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere.”
The original film terrified me as a child, thanks to its scary clown and other ways the children in the movie were terrorized. It made me afraid clowns, TV static, and my house, as well as gave me an irrational fear of ancient Indian burial grounds. The new trailer shows that this remake is very close to the original, where once again, the children are at the center of the ghosts’ hostilities. I’m not sure how frightened today’s audiences are going to be of this new film, considering how many modern haunted house movies were inspired by the original Poltergeist. The new Poltergiest has Evil Dead creator on as producer, so that right there is reason enough to give this movie a shot.
And speaking about being afraid of your home, Fox and MGM have created the viral site /www.diedinhouse.com, where you can enter the promo POLTERGEIST to find out if someone has died in your own house! You can also read real stories about homes where people died, including those that made the news. Lovely, right?
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.
Poltergeist opens nationwide on July 24, 2015 in 3D.Read More »
by Jancy Richardson · Posted on
I mean... we've all wondered, right?
According to horror movies, you probably don't want to live somewhere a person has died. They tend to have... unresolved issues that can affect the happy lifestyle of the living.
Still, ever wondered if someone died in your house? If so, you can now satisfy your morbid curiosity to your superstitious little heart's content!
DiedInHouse.com reveals the hidden secrets that lie buried beneath thousands of homes across the United States of America, and in a natty tie-in, the movie Poltergeist is offering a promo code - it's 'POLTERGEIST', FYI! - for curious horror fans to learn what may be lurking under their floorboards, valid from 9AM PST, February 5.Read More »
Poltergeist reboot gets a trailer
Fox 2000 Pictures and MGM Pictures have released the new trailer for the Poltergeist reboot for the modern audience. It follows a family in a suburban home encountering evil forces.
Also check out the end of the trailer. The DiedinHouse.com, for a limited time, will tell you if somebody died in your house. Simply enter the promo code POLTERGEIST to find out.
The film stars Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Rosemarie DeWitt (Mad Men), Jared Harris (Fringe, The Boxtrolls) and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy) and directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House).