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Poltergeist [2015] (1 disc)
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Director:Gil Kenan
Writer:David Lindsay-Abaire
Composer:Marc Streitenfeld
Length:93 minutes
(1 hour 33 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:31%
Amazon Rating:2.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Action
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Synopsis: A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.


Reaction: I still prefer the original, but this is a fair updating of the story and there are enough changes here to make sure you can't always know what's about to happen.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Gil Kenan => Director
David Lindsay-Abaire => Writer
Marc Streitenfeld => Composer
Doug MacLeod => Older Gentleman
Eve Crawford => Older Woman
Jane Adams => Dr. Brooke Powell
Jared Harris => Carrigan Burke
John Stoneham Jr. => Angry Man
Karen Ivany => Mrs. Stoller
Kathryn Greenwood => Realtor
Kennedi Clements => Madison Bowen
Kyle Catlett => Griffin Bowen
L.A. Lopes => Cashier
Molly Kidder => Young Realtor
Nicholas Braun => Boyd
Patrick Garrow => Mr. Stoller
Rosemarie DeWitt => Amy Bowen
Sam Rockwell => Eric Bowen
Saxon Sharbino => Kendra Bowen
Soma Bhatia => Lauren
Susan Heyward => Sophie

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Tom Cruise and Richard Armitage were considered for the role of Eric Bowen.
  • Rosemarie Dewitt wanted to do the film, after she experienced the engaged and lively audience reaction at the premiere of The Conjuring, which she attended because it featured her husband Ron Livingston.
  • The first film that 20th Century Fox and MGM actually produce together. Fox has handled international distribution for MGM since the early 2000s, as well as distributing MGM titles on Blu-ray and DVD since 2006, though the two studios have never actually collaborated for a film project outside of distribution.
  • The director stated that the house they filmed in is haunted
  • Parapsychologist/Anomalist [?] Christopher Chacon, one of the world's foremost authorities on "poltergeists", was utilized by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/20th Century Fox studios as their official expert on the phenomenon to internationally publicize and promote the release of the movie.
  • Amy talks to Eric about becoming a coach, Craig T. Nelson who played the original father in Poltergeist, played Coach Hayden Fox on the TV series [Coach].
  • Rosemarie Dewitt and Jared Harris both had roles in the series [Mad Men].
  • The bumper sticker on the Bowen vehicle during the last scene of the film says: Hooper High School. This is a direct reference to Tobe Hooper, who directed the 1982 original version.
  • [?] Natasha Calis was considered for the role of Kendra Bowen.