Poltergeist | Movie Review 23 May 2015   629


Star Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemary DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Nicholas Braun
Direction: Gil Kenan
Genre: Horror
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Remaking the legendary horror film that was Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic is a tall order for any director. Gil Kenan chooses not to experiment too much with the original narrative and plays it somewhat safe.
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Book My Show:

Tobe Hooper’s classic horror film Poltergeist left an indelible mark on our minds. Released way back in 1982, the film is still considered to be one of the most petrifying horror films ever shot. Some of the scenes of the film are so scary that they still haunt you long after you’ve watched the film. Who thought a tree could be so menacing?
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The going gets tough for Eric Bowen (Rockwell) and his clan. The former baseball player (he blames it on a bad shoulder) finds his cards being declined, but that doesn’t stop him from putting a roof over his family’s head.
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Thanks to folks like James Wan, the horror genre is at its most profitable period in cinema. The strategy is simple – make a small budget horror film, market the hell out of it and you’ll make a ton of money. Even if the film doesn’t have legs, it will make enough money in the opening weekend to make a sizeable profit.
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The Indian Express:

The dark profile of a young girl staring intently into a flickering television screen has troubled us at various levels since the first Poltergeist in the 1980s. Televisions were objects of fancy then, and soon of insidious comfort, expanding from living rooms to bedrooms, crowding out conversations.
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