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WORLD OF HORROR BEHIND OUR SCREENS: “POLTERGEIST” (3D) TRAILER REVEAL\
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The first trailer of “Poltergeist” (3D) have just been revealed by 20th Century Fox. 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, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams.

"Whenever someone approaches material that's so beloved, there's a reflexive reaction to be worried," says Kenan in recent interviews. "It's a responsibility we take very seriously. We're working to make a Poltergeist film that lives up to the original's legacy."

Mirroring the key aspects of the original has been a major consideration of Kenan and producer Sam Raimi. The reboot features a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist David Lindsay-Abaire and is led onscreen by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as the parents.

The Bowen family finds itself in a paranormal world of hurt when they move into a suburban fixer-upper, which is in worse need of spiritual cleansing. Kenan says he found his key central girl, Madison, in 8-year-old Kennedi Clements, whom he calls "a force of nature." Like the original, television is a conduit from the spirit world. But in 2015, the screens are bigger, packing more menace. And there are screens throughout the house.

"Unlike the traditional horror film, I wanted to put together a cast to give weight and reality to these characters. It's the way to anchor the family," says Kenan. "It's such an emotional story at the core. Parents fighting to get their child back from the beyond."

"The original film commented on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," says Raimi. "It's only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices. Screens are everywhere."

Once the spiritual invasion overwhelms, the Bowens seek help from a respected supernatural researcher and clairvoyant (Jared Harris). But they really come together and rely on each other.

"The thing that keeps them a family is what they have to draw on, to stay sane, and also to win Madison back," says Kenan. "The film is super-scary. And it's scary on its own terms. I am excited to finally be able to share that with the world."

"Poltergeist" (3D) invades theaters in the Phils. this July 23 from 20th Century Fox.

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  • Zep_TepiZep_Tepi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    INTERFERENCE ON YOUR TV, MOBILE, GADGETS? BEWARE IT MIGHT BE THE“POLTERGEIST”
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    The latest and more powerful evil ever will be unleashed this June 24 when “Poltergeist” in 3D starts to unfold in cinemas nationwide.

    20TH Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present “Poltergeist,” from legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” Evil Dead,” “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”). It contemporizes the 1982 classic about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

    Kenan directs from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire where Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams star, additionally the cast also includes talented new actors Saxon Sharbino, Catlett and Kennedi Clements who play the children of the afflicted family.

    Rockwell and DeWitt play suburban parents Eric and Amy Bowen, Harris portrays Carrigan Burke, a paranormal expert turned reality TV personality, and Adams plays a professor of paranormal psychology.

    “Poltergeist” updates an iconic and ground-breaking brand, creating a classic haunted house tale that plays to our innermost fears. It presents a family like ours, in a house like ours – but one that finds itself caught in an otherworldly trap.

    Shot in 3D for that enhanced edge-of-your-seat suspense, the movie originated with a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play “Rabbit Hole.” Lindsay-Abaire is known for creating highly engaging characters through sophisticated and layered story lines.

    Director Gil Kenan remembers, “When I read David’s script I understood there was a way to bring the “Poltergeist” story to life in a new way, and through it create a modern and terrifying story of an American family under siege.”

    Producer Sam Raimi notes that Kenan was the ideal choice to bring the story to life. “Gil has a lot of experience with building suspense and scares, like he did with [his hit animated feature] ‘Monster House.’ That film would present suspenseful scenes – and then it would surprise audiences with an unexpected joke. Sometimes Gil would build suspense, and there’d be a beat where nothing happened, and then he’d present a big scare.

    “The art of suspense-building is about timing and delivery and playing upon audiences’ expectations,” Raimi continues. “Gil has become a master at that, and I think POLTERGEIST is really going to keep audiences on edge.”
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    THE “POLTERGEIST” (3D) CURSE: LOST AND PISSED OFF SPIRITS FELT DURING PRODUCTION
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    “Poltergeist” is director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) and producer Sam Raimi’s (“Spider-Man” trilogy) 3D, contemporary take on writer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic, about a family whose youngest daughter is abducted by a poltergeist shortly after moving to a suburban neighborhood. Starring Rockwell as down-on-his-luck former minor-league baseball player Eric Bowen, it’s the story of an ordinary family dealing with extraordinary circumstances. When these angry spirits abduct Madison, their six-year-old, Eric and his wife Amy [Rosemarie DeWitt] recruit a team of scientists and psychics – including the clairvoyant reality star Carrigan Burke (Jarred Harris) – to get her back.

    “Poltergeist” updates an iconic brand, creating a classic haunted house tale that plays to our innermost fears. It presents a family like ours, in a house like ours – but one that finds itself caught in an otherworldly trap. Both this year’s Poltergeist and the 1982 original give audiences a rollercoaster ride of thrills and fright with a story about the abduction of a family’s youngest child by supernatural and increasingly hostile forces. The rest of the clan then wages a gruelling battle to get her back safely.

    Unlike the original “Poltergeist,” which was set in a comfortable economic time during the 1980s, this film is situated in the rapidly fading, disenfranchised American ideal we know as suburbia. A rundown, cookie-cutter community of three-bedroom homes, unkempt yards and chain link fences in an Illinois neighborhood sets the scene for the unsuspecting protagonists, the Bowen family. It reminds audiences that life in suburbia can sometimes be a long way from comfort and safety.

    The house itself embodies both light and darkness. Initially, it is the saving grace for this hard-luck family, but it quickly turns menacing. In “casting” the house, the production searched a wide area until they located the perfect one in a suburb in Hamilton, Ontario, a demographically diverse area. According to production designer Kalina Ivanov, not only did the house chosen by the filmmakers embrace the “blandness of modern architecture,” it also included a familiar suburban color scheme – “a symphony of beige,” as she calls it. Ivanov goes on to explain that the neighborhood had to have high-intensity power lines, which are integral to the film’s supernatural-themed plot.

    However, even before the film’s production wrapped, the Poltergeist filmmakers experienced various unexplained occurrences during the making of the movie.

    Sam Raimi explains: “The big open field directly behind the house caused us some grief. Gil was drawn to this field because it was the only area untouched in the neighborhood, so it really stuck out. However, that open space seemed to interfere with our on-set radio microphones, personal cell phone transmissions, and the signals between the drone cameras and their operators. The drone would work perfectly everywhere else but would crash whenever it attempted to fly over this area. It was a disconcerting feeling at best.”

    Then there were the on-set “poltergeists” that plagued the production. To deal with the unwanted visitors, the filmmakers called in Brenda Rose, a Cleveland-based seer who connects with the paranormal. Rose uses a number of techniques to detect and cleanse a place from unwanted spirits. “I help people navigate their lives in the most efficient way by insightful readings and that can look like a lot of things from numerology cards to personal energy,” she says. “How spirits make themselves known changes from spirit to spirit; sometimes there's just something from the corner of your eye and other times it’s something actually trying to get your attention. When I'm in a session and open for spiritual business they can come from the left or right side. It ranges from organized chaos to just plain chaos, much like the family experiences in the movie.”

    Tying directly to Poltergeist, Rose notes that, “usually when spirits get lost, they need a bit of guidance to find their way back to their destination.”

    But Poltergeist’s other-world denizens are not your typical ghosts. As Jared Harris’ character Carrigan Burke notes, “This isn’t just a few pissed off spirits we’re dealing with…”

    “Poltergeist” (available in 2D and 3D) opens June 24 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros
  • MrSinisterMrSinister PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Watched it earlier

    - not scary at all, the clown part was the best scene
    - I prefer the original movie
    - 2/5
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    ROSEMARIE DEWITT’S FAMILY UNDER SIEGE IN “POLTERGEIST”
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    After a series of acclaimed turns in film, television and theatre, Rosemarie DeWitt’s grace, style and charm are at the heart of several highly-anticipated projects in which she collaborates with some of the industry’s most honored talent. She has shone in both starring and supporting roles, working consistently across television, theater and film.

    Now she brings her considerable talents to Poltergeist, where, alongside her friend Sam Rockwell, she plays the mother in a family dealing with a devastating supernatural nightmare in the depths of suburbia. It is Rosemarie’s first foray into the horror genre.

    “Poltergeist” is set in the rapidly fading, disenfranchised American ideal we know as suburbia. Dewitt who plays Amy Bowen, is a mother of two whose husband has recently been laid off from work. The family then moves to a rundown, cookie-cutter community of three-bedroom homes, unkempt yards and chain link fences in an Illinois neighborhood that sets the scene for the unsuspecting protagonists, the Bowen family. It reminds audiences that life in suburbia can sometimes be a long way from comfort and safety.

    But it is the children who first notice that something is off about the house, even before the Bowens take ownership. Griffin (Kyle Catlett), the middle child, catches his younger sister Maddy (Kennedi Clements) having a conversation with an unseen…something…in what will soon be her bedroom closet. By the time the family moves into their new home, the stage is set for the discovery of otherworldly forces.

    “It almost felt like we were making two movies, one with the horror and the scare of it all, and one was a character-driven piece with a really solid cast, especially for a genre movie,” DeWitt says. “I don't feel they often go after that, like it's not always as important, and that made it really, really fun.”

    In the film, the family home is built on a cemetery that was supposed to have been moved before the house was built. But while the tombstones were relocated, the actual bodies were left underneath. This caused a group of wandering souls to be stuck in the “in-between” and fiercely determined to get through to their eternal destination. The spirits need Maddy and her innocent source of light to guide them to the afterlife, where they will be set free.

    Taken by the script, “Poltergeist” marks DeWitt’s first horror movie, “When I read David's [Lindsay-Abaire] script – he’s pretty amazing, a playwright and screenwriter from New York – it was clear he’d written really relatable characters. I think we all related to the element of disconnect in our society, and I think we're a little scared of where that's going to take us. I think that's very much where we're at, and I think part of what we fear for our kids is the unknown. So I guess the poltergeist could really be anything; it's whatever we put on that's evil or dangerous, and Madison – the youngest daughter – is pure, so she communicates well with them.”

    “Poltergeist” will open June 24 (also available in 3D) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
  • iamMVPiamMVP PEx Rookie ⭐
    I haven't decided whether to watch this one or not. Kind'a disappointed that they didn't get someone to play Tangina Barrons played by Zelda May Rubinstein in the original.
  • iamMVPiamMVP PEx Rookie ⭐
    ^Had to edit my post so that the name of Zelda's character wouldn't appear as *******. :D
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    SAM ROCKWELL IN THE MIDST OF ANGRY SPIRITS IN “POLTERGEIST”

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    Under extreme and extraordinary circumstances, Sam Rockwell stars along with Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris in “Poltergeist,” a story of an ordinary family dealing with unexpected house guests in their newly bought home. Set in America’s nondescript suburbs, the young family-of-five move into a new home only to find it possessed by angry poltergeists. When these angry spirits abduct their youngest daughter, Madison, they recruit a team of scientists and psychics – including the clairvoyant reality star Carrigan Burke (Harris) - to get her back.

    Both “Poltergeist”and the 1982 original give audiences a rollercoaster ride of thrills and fright with a story about the abduction of a family’s youngest child by supernatural and increasingly hostile forces. The rest of the clan then wages a gruelling battle to get her back safely. But the new film updates the story’s perspective, place and characters.

    Unlike the original “Poltergeist,” which was set in a comfortable economic time during the 1980s, this film is situated in the rapidly fading, disenfranchised American ideal we know as suburbia. A rundown, cookie-cutter community of three-bedroom homes, unkempt yards and chain link fences in an Illinois neighborhood sets the scene for the unsuspecting protagonists, the Bowen family. It reminds audiences that life in suburbia can sometimes be a long way from comfort and safety.

    This startling turn of events impacts all family members, especially Eric and Amy. Their terror and emotions are brought to life by two of today’s most respected actors, Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt. “You kind of expect a father is going to act a certain way in this situation,” says executive producer J.R. Young, “but Sam Rockwell’s unexpected choices in playing the role feel especially honest. He's brilliant and plays this role with grit, emotion, and humor. We're lucky to have him as the head of this family.”

    Rockwell brings to light the difficult circumstances this young family faces. “Eric is having a really hard time and feels emasculated by losing his job, and that he's no longer a good provider,” Rockwell explains. “He’s still clinging to a materialism, which is why he does things like buying the kids expensive toys he can't afford. His wife Amy is much more in tune with the disconnection in their family, and how that affects the children.”

    Sam Rockwell has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors of his generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent and studio productions. Rockwell was recently seen in Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies,” opposite Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz. He was also featured in “The Way, Way Back,” Throughout his career, Rockwell has created memorable and diverse characters. His film credits include Tony Goldwyn's “Conviction,” “Iron Man 2,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Green Mile,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Seven Psychopaths” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are only a few of his long list of memorable roles to date.

    Spirit hunting starts when “Poltergeist” opens June 24 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros
  • sickmaggotsickmaggot PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ipapalabas pa lang pala dito sa atin
    Pero dami na rin nakapanood kasi screener na hehehe
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  • anybody watch this already? would it be a good 2 hours spent or waste of hard earned bucks?
  • MrSinisterMrSinister PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    jujuju wrote: »
    anybody watch this already? would it be a good 2 hours spent or waste of hard earned bucks?

    Napanood ko na ito lastmonth pa hehe
    Okay lang naman yung movie
    Pero mas maganda yung original
  • Me nabasa ako na tweet, di daw naman nakakatakot yan. Mas nakakatuwa pa daw kesa nakakatakot. Totoo ba?
  • |wyatt||wyatt| PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    For me, it's a horror film made for kids hehehe
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