With little under a month until its release, the marketing campaign for 20th Century Fox’s modern Poltergeist retelling is beginning to plateau; after all, there’s only so much of a horror film you can tease before undercutting the element of surprise. But before Gil Kenan’s reboot looms into theaters, the studio has unveiled what is surely the last poster for the upcoming movie, showcasing the fine, neon-blue line between our world and the next.
Taking a slightly different approach to the seminal, Tobe Hooper classic from 1982, the Monster House director will introduce us to a young couple portrayed by Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt who soon unearth dark, supernatural forces beneath the idyllic exterior of the new suburban home. Said forces soon manifest themselves through various electrical equipment in the house – hence that iconic shot of hands pressed against the television set – and kidnap the pair’s youngest daughter.
Thereafter, Rockwell and DeWitt’s protagonists turn to a spiritual medium in the form of Jarred Harris’ clairvoyant, and together the group face a race against time before the young girl is lost forever.
Granted, the archetypal horror story documenting a family’s move into a new home, only to find it riddled with supernatural entities, is well-worn ground in 2015. But Hooper’s original chiller was one of the first to instigate such a trend, and it’ll be fascinating to see how Kenan’s retelling fares with a modern audience. Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams also star in Fox’s reboot.
Poltergeist has been slated for a May 22 release. For now, you can peak from between your fingers at the latest poster down below.
FOX 2000 PICTURES and METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES is excited to reveal a brand NEW Trailer for the supernatural thriller, POLTERGEIST starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams! Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.