They're Here Again: First Trailer for Gil Kenan's 'Poltergeist' Remake

February 5, 2015
Source: YouTube


It's been over 32 years since the original horror flick Poltergeist hit theaters, and now the remake is poised to his the big screen this summer. Following the first look photos that arrived yesterday, the first trailer has arrived, and it certainly ups the ante when it comes to the paranormal activity on display. There's familiar elements of the original, including the creepy clown doll and the glowing televisions, but there's also some creepy new scares as well, seemingly grabbing from a variety of horror films like Paranormal Activity and Insidious. It doesn't look bad, but it might be a little too busy with everything going on. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Gil Kenan's Poltergeist from YouTube:

And here's a completely different international trailer for Poltergeist from Digital Spy:


You can still check out the first look photos from Poltergeist right here.

Poltergeist is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rise of the Guardians, Oz: The Great and Powerful). A remake of the classic horror film of the same name, this update from producer Sam Raimi follows a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams and eight-year-old Kennedi Clements star in the film which 20th Century Fox and MGM will release on July 24th.

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  • IamSlave
    I normally hate everything and anything about American made horror movies but this didn't look half bad. I'm sure it won't be great but compared to crap like Annebelle and Ouija its a home run.
  • cuckoozey
    Shame, always seems like Sam Rockwell should be doing better movies. He was so good in Moon, I was hoping that was the turning point for him. This looks predictably disposable all around.
  • The whole idea of remaking such a classic shot for shot is just ridiculous. Whats next? ET? Indy Jones?
    • Tuomas Lassila
      Now that you mentioned it, Disney bought the right for a new Indiana Jones a while ago, but they got no plans for a reboot for now.
      • Mr.Sixes
        They may do the whole Maleifcant/soft reboot thing
      • They did. Lets hope they won't be remaking 'the lost ark'. I'd prob cry a bit...
        • Tuomas Lassila
          Yeah I also hope that when the inevitable reboot arrives, they come up with an original story, so it wouldn't feel like watching the same thing all over again and since I'm not even a big fan of original Indie films.
    • Jon Odishaw
      There are much more "shot for shot" films out there...This is similar but certainly doesnt qualify.
      • Yeah but this is so obvious, no? Evil Dead wasn't an exactly shot for shot remake. To me its the issue is more as to WHY do we need to remake a classic? Its casting and spielberg vibe was what made it so special. And there are plenty of other haunted house movies around.
        • ari smulders
          evil dead the remake was totally uncessary and by the way it sucked compared to the original...
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Holy crap that was creepy! Those jumpscares were obvious but I still quailed a lot!
  • ragethorn
    Doesn't look as bad as I originally thought. The clown brought a smile to my face.
  • Franklin Carpio
    Yoooooo, that was creepy. Ha ha, I don't usually like horror movies because its rare that they are done right, but this looks decent.
  • Mr.Sixes
    F*** THAT CLOWN!
    • ari smulders
      it was awesome!
  • TheOct8pus
    I will forever think of the Simpsons parody of Poltergeist....
  • David Diaz
    The original is my favorite horror film from when I was a kid. This remake looks very faithful and looks just as scary.
  • RAW_D
    I'm cautiously optimistic, but honestly if there's one thing from the original that they could've improved upon was MORE CLOWN....and it looks like they addressed that here LOL. YOU MOVED THE HEADSTONES BUT YOU DIDN'T MOVE THE BODIES , DIDN'T YA?!?!? AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Rock n Rollllll
    That trailer was actually funny. I guess its only something you can feel when seeing the original a thousand times. I'll see it on Netflix for kicks. .................wait a minute........................wheres the weird indian?
  • shiboleth
    They have better tv this time. Definitely ...
  • Jason Scarpelli
    Just because a movie looks "done well" , does not mean it's necessary. The original was a cult classic and set in film history. I don't understand why it is even necessary to take old films and do them over again in the first place. Hollywood needs to make original movies and have new classics. Not rehash the old. It goes to show filmmakers don't have what it takes to make what it takes to be in this business anymore.
    • shiboleth
      Totally agree. I'm afraid, however, as much as this is true, that the real problem is Hollywood producing new kind of audiences. Today's kids can't watch such a kind of movie filled with old utilities, for example. They just don't 'buy' all that old stuff ... It's business, not art and this the price everybody pay. In fact, I'm afraid, things are worse, since it's not only denying art but also any value that stands in a way of making money ...
  • ari smulders
    i watched it twice and i liked it. When you think wtf!! in a trailer than they did a good job. And everybody hates clowns since IT so WHY DON'T THEY MAKE MOVIE OF THE NOVEL?????
  • mooreworthy
    How many tweens are 20 something would have actually gone out and watched the original? I like the classics as well and remakes can't take away the awesome feeling we had enjoying them, being afraid of clowns, chicken with maggots and so on. This will hopefully introduce a new group to the movie.
  • Lars Feely
    Ethan have you or anyone from the FS team seen this yet? Would be interested in your review. From the trailer this is gonna be a must watch for me!
  • Ty Webb
    Well the first one was hilarious so maybe this will have some laughs as well. Terrible horror movie though
  • harm
    DOesn't look bad. Hate freaking clowns.
  • SAGA
    I Just HATE remakes..!!




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