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Review: Poltergeist (2015) (May 2015)

Poltergeist (2015) - Remake directed Gil Kenan by & Produced by Sam Raimi.
Bank holiday weekend saw the opening of the new Poltergeist (2015) movie directed by Gil Kenan and it was produced by horror legend Sam Raimi. Myself, Gav Jennings, Jonathan Tabreham and his nephew went along to watch the film in 3D on the Sunday

The film centres around a family that move into a big house built on a grave site - standard horror set-up - and soon enough creepy going-ons occur first the children before the adults are forced to believe in the paranormal activity! The late Caroline character is renamed to Maddie and changed to a dark haired girl who has an obsession with the voices she hears coming through the HD television. The standard scares are there: a creepy living clown doll, a tree that comes to life and paranormal investigators that come along to help actor Sam Rockwell and his family from the evil spirits!

CGI plays a big part in the special effects and there goes the budget as we see in many Hollywood horror movies that bring the supernatural to the BIG SCREEN. Jonny's Cult Films has all ready reviewed the Poltergeist and his points, along with that of Gav's are relevant! See their review - HERE. I love a good Haunted House movie - mainly, the classic ones and Gil Kenan's film did try that to start off with until the little girl goes missing and the family just seem neutral. Many have complained and spoke on line that the film is a watered down version of Tobe Hooper's original classic! That may be the truth, but it doesn't stop people going to see such a film.

It wasn't brilliant, but I would wait for the dvd/blu-ray release. With the success of this film, I personally see Sam Raimi and co producing sequels or direct to dvd ghostly thrills based on Poltergeist.




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