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The classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits has been reinvented by Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan. The family must come together to save the youngest daughter when the spirits take her.
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Poltergeist is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan and written by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is a remake of the 1982 film of the same name and is the fourth and final installment overall in the Poltergeist franchise. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams. Produced by Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert's Ghost House Pictures, Real World Pictures and Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment, the film focuses on a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts.The project was announced in 2008, with Vadim Perelman initially directing the project from a screenplay written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. However, the project was delayed several times and entered into development hell. By 2012, a remake of the 1982 film was announced, with Raimi producing the project, alongside Lee, Tapert and Nathan Kahane. Kenan was announced as the film's director in 2013, with principal photography took place in Toronto from September to December that same year.Poltergeist was theatrically released on May 22, 2015 by 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and internationally by Paramount Pictures. The film received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics, with some deemed it "entertaining", praising its cast and some "scary moments", while others called it "unnecessary", criticizing its excessive use of jump scares, writing and CGI. It was a moderate box office success, grossing over $95 million worldwide against a budget of $35 million.
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