This weekend horror icon Sam Rami (“Evil Dead” trilogy, “Drag Me to Hell”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) are prepared to deliver a modern retelling of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 terror classic, “Poltergeist”.
Our first glimpse of the film is full of Rami’s signature style of in-your-face jump scares, complete with slightly humorous teases. The infamous clown doll looks sinister as ever and is going to be a pleasure to endure in full effect.
The casting of the Bowan family looks to be decent as their fear and concern feels legitimate and does not appear to come off campy. Youngster Kennedi Clements is undoubtedly going to steal the show as ghost hostage Madison.
Jared Harris (“Pompeii”, “Natural Born Killers”) looks interesting as Carrigan Burke and may end up being a total badass from the sights of the trailer.
We are also treated to a combination of impressive visuals (restless spirits of the other side) and practical effects, which is always a treat as most films will rely heavily on CGI.
If you’re a fan of the Poltergeist movies or horror in general, head over to the theaters and shell out some coin for a trip down memory lane.