Watch: This New 'Poltergeist' Trailer Already Knows What Scares You

Watch: This New 'Poltergeist' Trailer Already Knows What Scares You

Apr 02, 2015


Not long ago Sam Rockwell, who plays the dad in the upcoming Poltergeist remake, revealed that the new version was "more of a kids' movie." This was a red flag for a lot of fans who thought it meant the movie wouldn't be scary, so we promptly reminded everyone that it wasn't necessarily a bad idea. But if you're still convinced it means the movie is doomed, maybe this new trailer will settle your nerves a bit.


Director Gil Kenan told USA Today that "The film is super scary. And it's scary on its own terms." And while we assume that means this new take on the story of a family living in a house at the epicenter of a gateway to the Other Side will have plenty of original ideas up its sleeve, we can't forget it's a remake. And like all remakes, it does need to call back to the original Steven Spielberg-produced movie as well.

So don't be surprised if some of this looks a little familiar -- which it does, except much of it has been given a 2015 polish, in terms of special effects. Of course that doesn't mean it won't scare the bejesus out of you.

After all, as the trailer proclaims... these evil spirits already know what scares you.

Check out a new poster for the movie -- as well as some images -- below. Poltergeist hits theaters on May 22.



ed note: Parts of this post originally ran back in February.





Categories: Movie Pics, Horror
Tags: Poltergeist
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