Poltergeist Official Trailer US (2015) Sam Raimi

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Hand of Doom, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Hand of Doom

    Hand of Doom Member

    Messages:
    4,457
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
  2. grill

    grill Member

    Messages:
    4,813
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Location:
    hong kong
    holy moly!!
     
  3. Craig Allen

    Craig Allen Member

    Messages:
    2,206
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Location:
    Between the hammer and the anvil
    Argh! That damned clown scene in the original scarred me for life and this one looks even worse!
     
  4. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,477
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
  5. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

    Messages:
    25,496
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Location:
    Santo Poco
    PG-13. Can't be that scary.
     
  6. newking70

    newking70 Member

    Messages:
    5,867
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Location:
    mile high
    yea, another reboot.
     
  7. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,303
    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    I loved the original, and it's one of the few horror movies I like. I tend to like Sam Raimi's other stuff, too.

    This looks like they're turning it into a typical "startle" horror movie, where the scares are the result sudden shock value vs. actual fear.

    Part of the beauty of the original poltergeist was the lack of kick-ass CGI effects. Practical effects like seeing the chairs suddenly stacked had way more impact on me than the girl being suddenly pulled up the stairs by some invisible hand in the trailer.

    I don't enjoy "startle" flicks, just like I don't enjoy "gore porn" flicks. I hope I'm wrong, because an updated Poltergeist could be really cool, but from the trailer, I vote 'meh'.
     
  8. fredgarvin

    fredgarvin Member

    Messages:
    11,230
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    Oregon coast mountains
    No. They don't even have Zelda.
     
  9. MONSTER ZERO

    MONSTER ZERO Member

    Messages:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Location:
    Anywhere but Here
    I'm a sucker for anything with Sam Raimi's name attached to it.
     
  10. Matt L

    Matt L Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,554
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    The original scared me more than almost any other movie. Did you know those were real skeletons in the pool? They were cheaper than having props built. Wow.
     
  11. Ampedusa

    Ampedusa Member

    Messages:
    4,804
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I hope they kept the meat scene.
     
  12. teledude55

    teledude55 Member

    Messages:
    4,473
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Location:
    River City
    they already made 3 Poltergeist movies
    You don't screw with the Classics.
    Hollywood sucks...
     
  13. Drumnbum

    Drumnbum Member

    Messages:
    894
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2014
    Location:
    Music City
    I actually find many PG-13 Horror flicks to be far scarier than their R-rated counterparts. They can't rely on extreme violence or gore, etc to generate scares. I feel like it forces them to examine the psychological aspect of horror...which (for me) is often much scarier.
     
  14. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Member

    Messages:
    2,250
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Location:
    212
    I can't wait for the remake of this reboot.
     
  15. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,840
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    InSaneDiego
    Oh boy… another Hollywood remake… :facepalm
     
  16. Seakayak

    Seakayak Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,459
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location:
    New Mills, N.B.
    Lame. Not interested. The original is a classic.
     
  17. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Member

    Messages:
    384
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Location:
    Skaro
    This appears to be strictly "jump" scares. As a lifelong horror fan, I hope the trailer is playing on those parts and the psychological fright of the movie isn't lost. I respect Raimi, but I'm a bit concerned regarding the direction of this flick.

    For reference, when I was little (7-8), I watched the original Poltergeist. It was the only movie to ever scare me. I have watched it as an adult, and while it's not scary anymore, I still find it to be a nearly perfect combination of scares and trauma. It would be hard to a "reboot" to perform at that level.
     
  18. Drew68

    Drew68 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,183
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Looks good.

    I don't see anything wrong with remakes. Fact is, Hollywood isn't chasing the money of a bunch of us old guys who saw Poltergeist in the theater when it first came out (and who go to the cinema once or twice a year, if that these days). They're after the crowd who wasn't even born when the entire series was released. That's where the money is.

    And I'm sure many can agree that one of the best horror movies ever to those of us Gen-X'ers was John Carpenter's The Thing --a reboot of a 50s film.
     
  19. rob2001

    rob2001 Member

    Messages:
    16,945
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    You didn't move the graves!!! RRRRRRE RRRRRRE RREEEEEEE!!
     
  20. MERKS

    MERKS Supporting Member

    Messages:
    736
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Location:
    Muncie, IN
    "Look honey, before-after-before-after-before-after." Lol. Always helps a horror flick to have a little humor in it. Causes you to let your guard down setting you up for the next adrenaline rush.
     

Share This Page