Tuesday, April 12, 2016


As far as soulless horror remakes go this POLTERGEIST remake was..watchable.

If you've already seen the original then you already know the story: family of five, suburbs, little girl talks to ghosts in the TV, things go bump in the night, the creepy tree grabs the boy, the little girl gets pulled into a portal in the closet, paranormal investigators are called in, gadgets and cameras, a rope is put into the closet portal and exits out of the living room ceiling portal, girl's rescued, ghosts are still pissed, family drives away.  The End.

I wasn't expecting much from this needless remake and I didn't get much.  The whole thing was just a pointless cash grab.  I could talk about how the added "financial hardship" storyline made little sense, but honestly it probably just comes down to the writers being lazy or simply not caring.  Poor acting, charmless story, average special effects, teenage daughter looking hot as fook, a song by Bleached, unsatisfying ending, no neighbors and a guy with a dorky hat.

Part 1 - Poltergeist (1982)
Part 2 - Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Part 3 - Poltergeist III (1988)