Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Hand of Doom, Feb 6, 2015.
Argh! That damned clown scene in the original scarred me for life and this one looks even worse!
PG-13. Can't be that scary.
yea, another reboot.
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'.
No. They don't even have Zelda.
I'm a sucker for anything with Sam Raimi's name attached to it.
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.
I hope they kept the meat scene.
they already made 3 Poltergeist movies
You don't screw with the Classics.
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.
I can't wait for the remake of this reboot.
Oh boy… another Hollywood remake…
Lame. Not interested. The original is a classic.
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.
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.
You didn't move the graves!!! RRRRRRE RRRRRRE RREEEEEEE!!
"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.