Man, oh man. Reboot. A word that adequately describes the last couple of years at the movies. That and “prequel” of course. Well this time the sad victim is Poltergeist, a movie from the 80’s that had me bloody terrified as a child and also had me wondering why my mother let me watch it in the first place (where were the social workers when I needed them?!). The first movie was an awesome gritty fest that reveled in its over-the-top nature and jump scare tactics, things that were not a standard of the industry back then and which, sadly, are now.
So it’s with much sadness that I bring you the first trailer for the
unnecessary new Poltergeist movie. It contains a deep voice narrating, new advanced special effects, a big screen TV that makes the original movie look like it was funded by a sub-committee from a Carrie prom night and enough jump scares to make you number than Darryn after he watched Transformers 3. So it’s gotta be great, right?!
Did I say it’s also in 3D? IT’S ALSO IN 3D! It looks like the IP was probably up for grabs and someone wanted some more cash to pay for all the psych sessions they’ve needed since filming the first iteration of the film. Yeah, that’s how impressed I am with it. Have a look and see for yourself.
The new-and-improved Poltergeist is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams. You can expect it to arrive at the cinema on 22 May.
Last Updated: March 20, 2015