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‘Poltergeist’ Remake Details Emerge, Much Like Evil Dead?

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‘Poltergeist’ Remake Details Emerge, Much Like Evil Dead?

May 22, 2013
By Matt Molgaard - Staff Writer

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Gil Kenan, who delivered the amazing animated horror/comedy Monster House will take to the director’s chair once more. This time, he’ll approach the long-discussed remake of Poltergeist.  Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee are producing the picture.  Poltergeist could be shooting as early as September in Toronto, Canada.

According to BD “the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start anew. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version, Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.” The details of the picture don’t stop there.

We’re also discovering some details about a few of the new characters that will be introduced to the masses. Carrigan Burke is “a television personality who hosts ‘Haunted House Cleaners.’” Meanwhile Dr. Brooke Powell is “Carrigan’s ex-wife who is a parapsychologist at a local university. Her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.”

According to Moviehole "the Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot – much like the “Evil Dead” remake – exists in the same world as the previous “Poltergeist” films.   So while it is a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s were ran out of town.

In one scene in the new film, the kids’ find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.

Although the new film may possess new characters and somewhat of a different storyline, all the “familiar beats” from the original “Poltergeist” films are in it. There’s the scary tree that proves a looming threat to our youngster (and gets pulled underground), the freaky ‘clown’ that sits upon a rocking chair in the bedroom (in this case, the clown sits in younger brother Griffin’s room), and of course there’s ‘phone’ trouble (in this case, older sister Kendra’s iPhone gets damaged by unseen forces), and of course the little girl – Madison – who makes friends with ‘The Lost People’ that nobody can see (but who don’t mind ‘showing off’ – making Madison’s hair stand up like she’s just been struck by electricity, being just one of their ‘tricks’)."

Stay tuned, as we’ll have our eyes on further developments. We’re hoping for another quality reboot here.


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May 23, 2013
exist in the same universe?
By: mike
How can it exist in the same universe? Wasn't the entire house sucked into the other side...amazing that the sheets remained.
May 23, 2013
got to agree
By: Michelle
I gotta agree with Mike here. The house was sucked into the abyss at the end of the 1st movie. How is it going to magically reappear?
May 23, 2013
Oh boy
By: Dave
Let see back then didn't the main girl die after the making of the third or 2nd film? I wonder this time if this film stays true to its name? Do not mess with a demonic movie!!!!!
May 24, 2013
More bad remakes ahead!
By: kitteh
I agree with the comments above. The house was sucked away at the end of the first movie so nothing should have remained. This is going to be just another terrible remake with the usual filler material to make it \"modern\" - leave the good horror movies alone please :)
January 14, 2014
laat hollywood ophouden
By: daniel
stop a.u.b. met het maken van remakes van films uit the 70e stop met verfilmen van tv series uit the 70e of 80 want zetreken op geen bal. al die reeds geweest zijn konden niet tippen aan de originelle. poltergeist was goed dus er zijn er al twee of 3 van gemaakt stop er nu mee.

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