The New Poltergeist Remake Is… A Kids’ Movie?!

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It seems these days that they’re remaking every scary movie ever made!

Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Wicker Man — is there any horror movie they won’t remake?

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We just don’t think there’s a point unless you have a fresh take. And according to star Sam Rockwell, the Poltergeist reboot is going to be VERY different.

He said:

“The 10-year-old boy is really the protagonist this time. JoBeth Williams was the protagonist for the most part in the first one and now the kid, it’s really through his point-of-view. So it’s more of a kids’ movie so I don’t know if it’s gonna be like rated-R scary.”

A KIDS’ MOVIE?? WTF? The original was WAY too scary for kids — even though it was rated PG! (It was before PG-13 existed!)

Not this one. Sam said:

“It’s not like Conjuring type of scary. You know, it’s a different kind of movie. It’s more of an adventure. It’s essentially a child abduction film when you come down to it. I mean, the original Poltergeist is too.”

An adventure?

Well, technically Labyrinth is a “child abduction film” as well, so we GUESS we can see what he means. LOLz!

We’ll just have to wait and see how scary it really is.

Jan 15, 2015 7:00pm PDT

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