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Poltergeist

Year : 2015 Director : Gil Kenan Running Time : 93 minutes Genre :
Movie review score
2/5

What’s it about?
When a little girl is stolen away by malevolent spirits, her family must band together to rescue her.

What did we think?

Dominic Barlow says: This remake of the 1982 film has all the modern bells and whistles you’d expect, with computer-generated effects and new technology being used to try to ramp up the spook factor. The cast, including Sam Rockwell as the little girl’s father and Jared Harris as a grizzled paranormal investigator, deliver solidly amusing performances. But amusing isn’t really what horror is going for. On the whole, however, this flick is written and shot too blandly to be especially frightening or fun. Why remake a film if you can’t improve on the original?

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