What’s behind that closet?

First we got a few promotional photos, now we have a full fledged poster and a video clip teasing the release of a trailer sometime today for Poltergeist. Much like the photos we looked at yesterday, it seems that the remake/reboot/whatever will remain largely faithful to the original.

Poltergeist 2015 poster

You can’t go wrong by focusing on two of the most iconic sequences from the original. That horrific closet and equally horrific clown still haunt the darkest parts of my mind. But it does beg the question that many reboot/remakes/rehashes often struggle with: if it’s so much like the original – will it be worth our time?

The old school purist in me is loving the fact that the film is trying to stay faithful, but what’s the point if it doesn’t try to take it into new scarier heights? I guess we’ll have a better idea later today when we see the full fledged teaser trailer. For now, let’s just enjoy this delightfully creepy clip:

Poltergeist will star Jared Harris, Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams. Produced by Sam Raimi, the film is set to release in 3-D on July 24th, 2015.

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