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Exclusive (Video): JoBlo Celebrates Poltergeist at the Haunted Oman House!

Halloween is just around the corner. And what better way to start it off with not only a celebration of the recent Blu Ray release of POLTERGEIST, but to do so in a real life haunted house? The Oman House has been featured on nearly every paranormal investigation series out there - including Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters - and it is the perfect place for a little October fun. Last...
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10.07.2015
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Monster House & Poltergeist director to helm Five Nights at Freddy's movie

Back in April , we brought you word that a movie based on the survival horror video game Five Nights at Freddy's was in the works at Warner Bros. from producers Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and now Deadline is reporting that a filmmaker has been found to helm the project. Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE, CITY OF EMBER, POLTERGEIST remake) is set to direct, and will...
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07.29.2015
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Poltergeist Director Gil Kenan!

It takes a brave filmmaker to takeon remaking POLTERGEIST. Thankfully, the fine gentleman who brought us MONSTER HOUSE and CITY OF EMBERS decided to have while still paying respect to the original . While the new film certainly has a different tone from Tobe Hooper directed, Steven Spielberg produced classic, in many ways this feels like a homage to it. And it also happens to...
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05.22.2015
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Review: Poltergeist

PLOT: A family's new suburban home is haunted by nefarious spirits or poltergeists that take the family's youngest daughter to a parallel dimension she's unable to escape from. REVIEW: All things considered, this remake of POLTERGEIST isn't that bad. At least, it's certainly not as bad as you'd think given the fact that the press screenings were only held at the...
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05.22.2015
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Exclusive Cool Video: Top 10 Horror Movies from the 1980s

For mainstream horror, the 1980s was the peak popularity for the genre. Sure, horror movies have always been popular since the invention of film, but the 1980s turned the villain into the anti-hero with slashers becoming household names. Overall, the 1980s provided some of the best studio-financed horror movies ever made along with some smaller films we all remember to this day. In...
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05.22.2015
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Exclusive Interview: Poltergeist Stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt!

Two of my favorite actors today happen to be Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt . And frankly, they give everything they do some serious credibility. So when you place them in the roles of the terrorized parents in POLTERGEIST, it already makes you care about the characters more. While the original film will always be one of my all-time favorites, I was surprised at how much fun I had...
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05.20.2015
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A new clip from Poltergeist explains what a poltergeist is; gee, thanks

Horror films, more than any other genre, seem particularly prone to remakes. POLTERGEIST is the latest horror classic to have undergone the remake treatment and despite my initial concerns, I feel optimistic that it may surprise us as one of the few horror remakes that doesn't completely embarrass itself. Fingers crossed. 20th Century Fox and MGM have released a brand new clip...
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05.07.2015
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You will believe a clown doll can fly in the latest Poltergeist trailer

You may recall that the POLTERGEIST remake, directed by Gil Kenan , was bumped up a full two months to open on May 22nd . If not, 20th Century Fox has you covered with the latest trailer about a family's home invaded by evil spirits. Those of you familiar with the original will know what to expect, and those of you who haven't seen it may want to steer clear from TVs for a...
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04.02.2015
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Fox is bringing the Poltergeist remake to theaters 2 months early

About this time last month we brought you the trailer for Gil Kenan 's POLTERGEIST remake. I think it's safe to say that the bulk of you thought it looked mostly like the original movie about family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. If you're one of the brave few who are willing to check out this tale in theaters, then I have some good news for you! Twentieth...
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03.06.2015
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Sam Rockwell and family face some serious demons in the Poltergeist trailer

Yesterday we got a peek at some images from Gil Kenan 's POLTERGEIST remake starring Sam Rockwell that delivered pretty much what you'd expect. 20th Century Fox states that Sam Raimi (who serves as producer) and director Gil Kenan are re-imagining and "contemporizing" the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. The bulk of...
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02.05.2015
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First images from the Poltergeist remake with Sam Rockwell

I know what you are thinking: remaking the classic POLTERGEIST is a bad idea. The original 1982 Tobe Hooper movie is an iconic horror film that has stood the test of time. After two sequels and an unrelated television series, why bother bringing the Steven Spielberg produced movie back to new audiences? Forget it Jake, it's Hollywood. If you want a silver lining, take a look at...
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02.04.2015
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New release dates for Kingsman: The Secret Service and Poltergeist

You might not find this as exciting as the new release date for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE , but change your calendar’s accordingly. 20th Century Fox has made a last-minute release date alteration with Matthew Vaughn ’s ( X-MEN: FIRST CLASS , KICK-ASS ) adaptation of the Mark Millar graphic novel KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, The movie was set to debut this...
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08.06.2014
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