This trailer for the reboot of POLTERGEIST will leave you closing the door

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Poltergeist

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

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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