While I can’t say the original Tobe Hooper film needed a remake, Sam Raimi is attached to the upcoming Poltergiest so I do have hopes for a few good scares. Plus, I always dig Sam Rockwell. Although I will mention, outside of updating the technology to the 21st century, it doesn’t appear the remake deviates too far from the original. We’ve got the first full trailer below.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize 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.
Starring Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), and Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen)
Poltergeist arrives in theaters July 24th.