“There are ghost stories, and then there’s ‘Poltergeist.’” The first TV spot for the upcoming remake of the Steven Spielberg-produced, Tobe Hooper-directed 1982 horror classic puts the original on a pedestal and then recalls and references some of its finest moments.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, 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.
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Poltergeist boasts an impressive cast, including Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams, along with 8-year-old Kennedi Clements as Madison, a play on the iconic Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) from the original.
20th Century Fox and MGM will release Poltergeist in theaters on May 22.