Poltergeist is coming July 2015. In remaking Poltergeist, MGM has officially given up on new ideas. The original, co-written by Steven Spielberg, was about a family dealing with the supernatural in their suburban setting. The remake would probably adhere closely to that story, only this time the TV won’t show static, but rather suck in the girl with 3D!! Or something else stupid. The film finally has a release date, and a trailer.
The script is to be written by up and comers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, who are also charged with remaking Birds and recently wrote Alex Proyas’ Knowing. I guess it could be worse. The plot remains the same however. Poltergeist is about a family whose ‘dream home’ is haunted by odd spirits and forces. Things start moving around the house, kids can slide across the floor without any help.. and oh yes.. that F’ing clown…
The evil spirits start to get more vicious over time, and eventually target the youngest daughter and take her prisoner in the ‘other world’. Soon the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. No word yet if ‘They’re Here’ is going to be in the movie, but you can bet it will be. The original movie was fantastic, scared the shit out of me as a kid. I’m thinking my kids deserve the same frightening experience now, so I’ll probably make them watch Poltergeist as well.
“Poltergeist” will hit theaters on May 22, 2015.
Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt,
Is there a curse on those involved in the original Poltergeist movie? Did you know Heather O’Rourke and Zelda Rubinstein are dead, so are Beatrice Straight and Dominique Dunne (she played the hot older teen daughter). Dunne was murdered by her boyfriend after the movie. In 1988, Heather O’Rourke, Dunne’s young Poltergeist co-star, was also buried close to her. The two girls who played sisters in the movie are both dead, and resting close to each other. Ok, maybe it wasn’t that interesting, but at least I tried to teach you something new today.
If the trailer has, “This house is clean,” then I’ll see it. I probably see it any ways. Seriously though, it was a wonderful movie in its day, but I’m not sure how it will hold up with the success of Paranormal Activity.
How about something original? Here, 3 seconds of brainstorming, and looking at the writer’s other work, let’s make a mashup of Poltergeist and Birds. Bird Ghosts! They get all in your hair, suck you into televisions, take your daughter out past curfew, carry disease, make crappy movie remakes, all the bad stuff that scares me! 3 seconds. New record. Watch it get made, make billions, and I get NOTHING. I have got to stop writing these awesome ideas on the internet. That’s what my dream journal is for.