“This Isn’t Just a Few Pissed off Spirits…”

This is what Carrigan Burke (played by Jared Harris of Mad Men) spits out in the new trailer,  and you know what? He’s right! The second trailer of Poltergeist shows more of the tantelizing fun and games we have in store for this sequel to the generation X classic.

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Unlike the first trailer we jump right into the hijinks from the time we press play. No happy go lucky backstory of the way things were, nope, just straight terror, and I like it! The awe inspiring Sam Raimi ( Spiderman, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) attempt to contemporize this 1982 suburban classic. I know most of us try to go into these remakes/reboots/whatever with a little cynicism… but I’m actually starting to get really pumped about this.

For those who live under a rock, here’s the slug line:

A family’s suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

The cast is stellar, including Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), and Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen).

As much as I love Sam Rockwell, it’s really hard for me to see him as a caring family man. His roles in Choke, Iron Man, and Seven Psychopaths have him pegged as a deeply wounded sociopath in my mind…what can I say, type castings got to me!

Poltergeist (20th Century Fox), in wide release May 22nd, 2015.

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