Poltergeist Remake Starts Shooting in September; First Plot Details

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Some new details have come to light regarding director Gil Kenan’s remake of the 1981 classic Poltergeist, which Sam Raimi is producing. Read on for new character descriptions and more!

According to Bloody Disgusting the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family, who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start over. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family. In the new version Eric’s wife, Amy, can communicate with the dead.

Another interesting new character is Carrigan Burke, a television personality who hosts “Haunted House Cleaners.”” The supernatural doesn’t scare this guy. Dr. Brooke Powell, Carrigan’s ex-wife, is a parapsychologist at a local university, and her team investigates the supernatural events surrounding the disappearance of the Bowen girl.

Casting has begun, and shooting is scheduled to commence as early as September in Toronto, Canada. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Roy Lee produce. David Lindsay-Abaire is listed as the main screenwriter although Juliet Snowden and Stiles White had previously worked on the script.

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Steve Barton

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  • James Coker

    you know ive noticed here on dread that if theres a news story on a cool indie horror film theres hardly to no comments at all but when theres a news story on a remake theres a ton of comments :/
    now why is that?

  • LSD Zombie

    I’m just going to speak for Terminal, “This could be fun! I’ve always wanted a fresh take on Poltergeist! CGI RULEZ!” There ya go.

    • Terminal

      LSD Zombie, I can always count on fans like you to keep my name alive on Dread Central. “CGI Rulez”? Should I be insulted for liking CGI or using the Z? In either case, I love the original film, and this “remake” sounds like another horror movie banking on the cache of the original classic film. No thank you.

      • LSD Zombie

        Don’t mention it! I can always count on your duality of opinion regarding the concept of remakes. You’re like the Two-Face of remakes. “Fuck remakes/Could be fun!”

        • Terminal

          I’m such a character, aren’t I?

  • DavidFullam

    Haunted House Cleaners?