Poltergeist Trailer Thoughts…

Days after stories that the remake of Poltergeist would be a 3D kids’ film the trailer has dropped. This does not look like a kids’ film. Unless you want to traumatise your child…

In my response to the remake of a Poltergeist I was dead against it. Now?

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Poltergeist to be Remade as 3D Kids’ Movie…


Eight words. Sometimes that’s all it can take to ruin a day. The headline ‘Poltergeist to be remade as 3D Kids’ movie’ is all over my Facebook timeline. Unfortunately I’m not dreaming a nightmare. These eight words may as well be some sinister curse written on ancient parchment deciphered from Cthulhu for the insanity this is surely unleashing within horror fans and across the Internet.

I may as well cast my ire into the cauldron and stir it in.

‘Poltergeist’ is one of my top 10 movies. It’s my go to Halloween horror film. It’s creepy, fun, and scary. This film has so many smashing set-piece moments; the tree, the TV static voices, the haunted whirlwind of paranormal activity, the face ripping, ‘They’re here’, Tangina ‘stay-away-from-the-light’ Barrons, the rising graves, and the clown. The f***ing terrifying clown that’s fueled countless nightmares. For years I couldn’t watch this film alone.

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