DVD - 2015 | Widescreen edition
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The classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2015
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 29, 2020

Did not watch the original but this remake is awful. Sam Rockwell is a good actor, but it seemed like he wasn't into this one. You know a horror movie is bad when you're rooting for the ghost to kill a college student for asking dumb questions to a kid. Please skip this one, no redeeming value to watching it, CGI for certain inanimate objects to be scary is comical.

Dec 27, 2019

This film was good but the original is always the best but still liked it and enjoyed this version.

Oct 06, 2018

This fantasy/thriller film is probably one of the better horror movies that I have seen in awhile. A family notices strange ghost and spirit apparitions visiting them through their television screen. At the beginning the family is just amazed, until the spirits turn dark and their youngest child goes missing. This movie approaches horror in an interesting way, by avoiding gore and focusing more on the fear of things that you can’t see or understand. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars and recommend it to those who don’t like gory horror films and prefer more laid back films. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Oct 05, 2018

I love that creepy minister dude from the second film!!!!

Apr 15, 2018

Same unbelievable happenings, I must amid liking this remake better!

Apr 06, 2018

I decided to re-watch the original 1982 classic movie, before getting into this version. I must say...there are differences and this version has more visual and CGI effects. But, overall this version was also worth watching. I would watch it again!
There were some funny scenes and some scary scenes. This movie keeps in your seat with the intense horror thrill, you would not expect.

Jun 14, 2017

If I could, I would give this re-make a huge fat 0! What a time-waster! The CGI ghost fx were cool but not as amazing as the original ...what couldn't pop up coffins towards the end of the movie like in the original? Oh I guess that would be too scary for kids today. Please ...they've seen more horror in real and fantasy than ever. And how can their neighbors be SO oblivious to what was happening towards the end? Plus, I didn't get the ending either. Do they spend the rest of their lives buying but not buying homes because the little girl with the stuffed pig told them not to get it? Is she still talking to the spirits inside it? We may never know. Though, there were plenty of references to the first two original Poltergeist movies, I'm sticking with the original. At least, that one gave me nightmares for days (due to that clown scene). This one was completely laughable scary. Avoid this rental. You've been warned.

May 22, 2017

Bad. Just bad. Even the fx are lame, with, what 33 year's difference in time? Watch the real one, instead. Plus, with the old one, you have the "cursed" stories, due to the real deaths of Heather O'Rourke (the stunning little girl), the African American ghost hunter (kidney/liver failure?), the Indian, and the real life murder of Dominique Dunne (the teenager)...

Apr 04, 2016

This movie was ok. I didn't find it to be scary. It was a bit slow. Some similarities to the older version. Overall, I was not impressed.

Mar 24, 2016

The director of this new version of Poltergeist already had the bar set very high with the 1982 version of Poltergeist. And the new version didn't even come close. For me the whole family except the little girl didn't have much of that horrified factor--unconvincing. Should have done some recasting.

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Apr 29, 2020

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Apr 29, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scary multiple jump scenes


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