Poltergeist 3D (2015)

Poltergeist 3D (2015)

Poltergeist 3D (2015)

The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi presents a modern take on the 1982 suburban frightfest Poltergeist, with Gil Kenan (Monster House) directing. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the Bowens, a couple whose youngest daughter is abducted by terrifying apparitions.

2015Rating: M, Supernatural themes94 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An act of homage that hews reverently to its source material while missing the essential spirit and vitality that once powered it.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Very tame, but saved from the remake scrapheap by Sam Rockwell's surprisingly touching performance and a final reel that - briefly - takes the material somewhere new.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This has more in common with slick, audience-goosing modern spookers like 'Insidious' than with Hooper & Spielberg's imaginative original.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a scare machine, and in this respect Kenan’s is the more efficient telling...

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a shame Kenan can’t muster his own bit of gothic shorthand for post-credit crunch America, but the film still has a fluid, 3D-orientated immediacy.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Not only delivers on the promise of Hooper's Poltergeist, but significantly raises the stakes for similar PG-13 fare.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A disappointingly tame and unimaginative effort, which throws away much of what was best-loved about the original and fails to find worthy replacements.

2.0
0

The original ‘Poltergeist’, from an idea and script by Steven Spielberg, directed by Tobe Hooper (of the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and not the disappointing Michael Bay produced remakes), was one of my favourite childhood scares, alongside Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead 2’ and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing.’ Good, fun, brilliantly made...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An act of homage that hews reverently to its source material while missing the essential spirit and vitality that once powered it.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Very tame, but saved from the remake scrapheap by Sam Rockwell's surprisingly touching performance and a final reel that - briefly - takes the material somewhere new.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This has more in common with slick, audience-goosing modern spookers like 'Insidious' than with Hooper & Spielberg's imaginative original.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a scare machine, and in this respect Kenan’s is the more efficient telling...

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a shame Kenan can’t muster his own bit of gothic shorthand for post-credit crunch America, but the film still has a fluid, 3D-orientated immediacy.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Not only delivers on the promise of Hooper's Poltergeist, but significantly raises the stakes for similar PG-13 fare.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A disappointingly tame and unimaginative effort, which throws away much of what was best-loved about the original and fails to find worthy replacements.

2.0
0

The original ‘Poltergeist’, from an idea and script by Steven Spielberg, directed by Tobe Hooper (of the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and not the disappointing Michael Bay produced remakes), was one of my favourite childhood scares, alongside Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead 2’ and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing.’ Good, fun, brilliantly made...

3.0
0