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‘Poltergeist’ Review: A Decent Remake Haunted By the Spirit of the Original

Everything that goes wrong in Poltergeist stems from an act of desecration; the building of a cookie-cutter housing development on top of an old cemetery. Some might find the sheer act of attempting a remake of Poltergeist similarly disrespectful; the 1982 original is something of a masterpiece of suburban terror. But if viewers can look past the sheer audacity of attempting another Poltergeist, they’ll find a solid modernization, the cinematic equivalent of a decent cover version of a great rock song. It’s totally superfluous, and not nearly as satisfying as the original, but well-performed and effective in its own way. It’s nice (or, in this case, deeply unsettling) to revisit an old classic in a new arrangement.

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‘Poltergeist’ Remake Gets ‘Monster House’s’ Director

There had been rumors that Sam Raimi -- who's on board as a producer -- would helm the remake of Tobe Hooper's 'Poltergeist,' but they didn't come to pass. Gil Kenan, best known for being behind the motion captured 'Monster House' and live-action film 'City of Ember,' just landed the job as the remake's director.

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‘Poltergeist’ Remake Will Probably Be Directed by Sam Raimi, Maybe

It was confirmed earlier this year that a 'Poltergeist' remake is most definitely in the works with Sam Raimi involved in the project, but now we're hearing that Raimi might just be directing the remake himself... Probably...

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct ‘Poltergeist’ Remake?

At a recent speaking engagement at the University of Denver, MGM CEO Roger Birnbaum was quite chatty about the studio’s upcoming projects — particularly its remake plans, which include a ‘Poltergeist’ reboot they’re negotiating with Sam Raimi to direct.

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