/poltergeist-movie-trailer-2015-remake/Earlier this morning, MGM and Fox released the first trailer for their scary new remake of Poltergeist. And it was met with a warm reception, even by longtime fans of the original who refuse to believe that this reboot is neccessary. A second trailer has come online, which is meant for international audiences. It has more than enough new footage to make it a worthwhile watch, and even sheds new light on some of the family dynamic inside the Bowen house.
Legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) are behind this attempt to recapture lightening in a bottle, taking over for producer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper. Much like their iconic 1982 effort, this new version follows the classic tale of a family whose 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. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are stepping in for Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, with Kennedi Clements and Kyle Catlett appearing as the Bowen children.
This latest footage also introduces Saxon Sharbino as the Bowens' older teenage daughter Kendra, who we didn't really get to see in the stateside trailer release. We also get to see some alternate shots of the Bowen family moving into their new suburban home. This trailer brings an homage to the thunder and lightening storm scene that is so memorable from the first movie. And if you can't get enough of that scary clown, there is more of him too. This version of the trailer also offers more of a look at how social media and personal electronic devices play into the storyline, as they are seen as babysitting devices that work to consume and control the children of today. Oh, yeah, and it looks like we get a takeoff on the memorable tequila worm scene from Poltergeist II: The Other Side! Take a look: