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(SlashFilm)   Sam Raimi is remaking Poltergeist. This news will make you want to go into the light   (slashfilm.com) divider line 73
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2012-04-28 12:17:03 PM
Ok, I'm curious.
 
2012-04-28 12:19:39 PM
If this has Bruce Campbell replacing Craig T. Nelson, then I'm all for it! :-)
 
2012-04-28 12:37:51 PM
I think I'll miss that.
 
2012-04-28 12:51:11 PM
Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?
 
2012-04-28 01:02:01 PM

make me some tea: I think I'll miss that.


This.
 
2012-04-28 01:43:56 PM
You son of a biatch, you're making the remake but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch! You left the bodies and you're making a remake!! YOU'RE MAKING A REMAKE!!! WHY?! WHY?!!!
 
2012-04-28 02:00:48 PM

Walker: Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?


Time to push for Pauley Shore to make a comeback
 
2012-04-28 02:31:47 PM

Nickster79: Walker: Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?

Time to push for Pauley Shore to make a comeback


In order to have a 'comeback', don't you first need to have a career worth mentioning?
 
2012-04-28 02:33:56 PM

Nickster79: Walker: Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?

Time to push for Pauley Shore to make a comeback


You mean Dane Cook?
 
2012-04-28 02:41:57 PM

SilentStrider: Nickster79: Walker: Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?

Time to push for Pauley Shore to make a comeback

You mean Dane Cook?


At least Dane Cook is mildly amusing. Nothing funny about Pauly Shore at all.
 
2012-04-28 02:53:31 PM
I read the screenplay already. It ain't much to write home about.

In one scene, the father decides to show the ghosts whose house it really is. And he does so by doing a complicated dance on tables and chairs with his hot new ladyfriend, maintaining eye contact with the ghosts the entire time.

Later, the real estate agent comments that the strawberries growing outside of their house taste
"sooooo good."
 
2012-04-28 03:03:43 PM

GreenAdder: I read the screenplay already. It ain't much to write home about.

In one scene, the father decides to show the ghosts whose house it really is. And he does so by doing a complicated dance on tables and chairs with his hot new ladyfriend, maintaining eye contact with the ghosts the entire time.

Later, the real estate agent comments that the strawberries growing outside of their house taste
"sooooo good."


James Franco as the real estate agent?
 
2012-04-28 03:05:22 PM

GreenAdder: I read the screenplay already. It ain't much to write home about.

In one scene, the father decides to show the ghosts whose house it really is. And he does so by doing a complicated dance on tables and chairs with his hot new ladyfriend, maintaining eye contact with the ghosts the entire time.

Later, the real estate agent comments that the strawberries growing outside of their house taste
"sooooo good."


LOL.
 
2012-04-28 03:05:43 PM
I want Sam to make a movie where the Justin Long wants to save his girlfriend, so he hires the only man who stands a chance: Ashley J Williams. Evil Dead 4:Drag Me Back From Hell.
 
2012-04-28 03:05:53 PM
Stupid? That's not stupid at all. Raimi is competent, knows his horror fans will be wanting a justified reason to remake and will probably make something I could watch at 2 in the morning after a party.

Stop shiatting on everything.
 
2012-04-28 03:07:24 PM

Captain Steroid: If this has Bruce Campbell replacing Craig T. Nelson, then I'm all for it! :-)


That would be the only thing that would get me to watch.

I think Spielberg/Hooper got it right the first time.
 
2012-04-28 03:08:12 PM
Pointless remake + "found footage" technique = spectral disaster
 
2012-04-28 03:10:16 PM
I'm curious what the clown scene will be like, or the 'tearing off my face' scene.
 
2012-04-28 03:11:38 PM

And I just found out today that a "Carrie" remake will begin filming in 2013 and will star Chloë Grace Moretz. While I like the original movie and I think she's a great actress, I don't know if the original film needs to be remade.


Besides, if they film a scarier ending than the hand shooting out of the grave to Hell, I'll have nightmares forever.

 
2012-04-28 03:13:13 PM
I cannot possibly say this enough:

fark YOU, HOLLYWOOD!
 
2012-04-28 03:14:04 PM
He could dig up a few of the original stars to use as extras.
 
2012-04-28 03:15:31 PM
Call me when they remake Every Which Way But Loose.
 
2012-04-28 03:20:51 PM

Surool: Call me when they remake Every Which Way But Loose.


Bite your goddam tongue.

/right turn Clyde.
 
2012-04-28 03:21:18 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-28 03:25:53 PM
One was Carrie, which Birnbaum suggested may have a found-footage angle.

We're all going to laugh at you!

We're all going to laugh at you!

We're all going to laugh at you!
 
2012-04-28 03:27:10 PM
Meh. There's enough haunted house movies already. What's next on the Wheel o' Recycled Horror Movie Trends? *spins* Okay, the new hotness is... Cannibalistic dominatrix robot from the future possessed by Satan hunting amputee cheerleaders in an abandoned waterpark.

The Wheel has spoken.
 
2012-04-28 03:44:30 PM
If Raimi was actually directing it then I'd be on board. His unique style would make the remake quite interesting and fresh.


But since he is just producing it, I'm not going to be bothered.
 
2012-04-28 03:54:36 PM
Sweet Jesus, Hollywood, what, is it too much to actually produce something original? "If it isn't a remake or a sequel, well, it's a risk, and we just don't have the money?" Is that it?

The farther down this slope you slide, Hollywood, the less interested I am in what you do at each elevation.
 
2012-04-28 03:57:07 PM
ShamAbram: Stupid? That's not stupid at all. Raimi is competent, knows his horror fans will be wanting a justified reason to remake and will probably make something I could watch at 2 in the morning after a party.

Well, now I can't tell if you're trying to compliment his work or not. And I don't know what "justified reason" you're referring to.

The whole thing sounds like We're tired of thinking of stuff. Let's just do something that's already been done, where the marketing will sell it to people who aren't very critical.

When Raimi feels like getting a good movie made, he will. Very possible he's working on one right now, and this is just a half-assed side project to keep the corporations satisfied.
 
2012-04-28 03:59:40 PM

Subdue their bellies: Meh. There's enough haunted house movies already. What's next on the Wheel o' Recycled Horror Movie Trends? *spins* Okay, the new hotness is... Cannibalistic dominatrix robot from the future possessed by Satan hunting amputee cheerleaders in an abandoned waterpark.

The Wheel has spoken.


I'd watch that over a remake of "Poltergeist." I racked my brains for a working title:

"Six Flags Over My Grave"
"ASIMO: Cheerleader Corpse-Chewing Cyborg From The Future"
"H.G. Wells Busts A Nut In The Slut Hut"

C'mon, work with me here...
 
2012-04-28 04:00:22 PM
This is just an elaborate ploy to unleash a CGI Craig T. Nelson on the world, isn't it?

I'm hip to your game, Raimi. I'm hip to your game.
 
2012-04-28 04:15:18 PM
Raimi not directing? Not really interested. I really liked Drag Me To Hell. I want more Raimi horror.
 
2012-04-28 04:23:28 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This is just an elaborate ploy to unleash a CGI Craig T. Nelson on the world, isn't it?

I'm hip to your game, Raimi. I'm hip to your game.


Soundtrack by Holo-Tupac?
 
2012-04-28 04:39:05 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This is just an elaborate ploy to unleash a CGI Craig T. Nelson on the world, isn't it?

I'm hip to your game, Raimi. I'm hip to your game.


Craig T. Nelson is probably rolling over in his grave over this.
 
2012-04-28 04:52:02 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Captain Steroid: If this has Bruce Campbell replacing Craig T. Nelson, then I'm all for it! :-)

That would be the only thing that would get me to watch.

I think Spielberg/Hooper got it right the first time.


I agree. It's absolutely unnecessary to remake a good movie.
 
2012-04-28 04:54:24 PM

Captain Steroid: If this has Bruce Campbell replacing Craig T. Nelson, then I'm all for it! :-)


Nah, too obvious.


Zelda Rubinstein.
 
2012-04-28 04:55:41 PM
I wonder how many people know that Craig T Nelson was the voice of "Great God Porno" in "Flesh Gordon".
 
2012-04-28 05:05:39 PM

AngryDragon: I cannot possibly say this enough:

fark YOU, HOLLYWOOD!



Relax man, don't be so angry... have some smoke: Salvia Dragon
 
2012-04-28 05:18:00 PM

Snapper Carr: Captain Steroid: If this has Bruce Campbell replacing Craig T. Nelson, then I'm all for it! :-)

Nah, too obvious.


Holographic Zelda Rubinstein.



FTFY. Since that's the meme du jour and all....
 
2012-04-28 05:58:07 PM
I remember as a little kid reading a book about ILM and how they did they did the final scene from Poltergeist. They built this model of the house, 4 feet or something and sucked it through a big vacuum. Today that effect would take 20 minutes on a computer. Visual FX sounded a lot more fun back then.
 
2012-04-28 06:01:30 PM
He should cast Fred Phelps as the creepy old man. Then write a new helicopter scene with him in it and let Landis direct.
 
2012-04-28 06:19:23 PM

Walker: Does this mean the "Poltergeist curse" is gonna start all over again? Place your bets now. Which actor in it will die after it's released?


All of them? I mean, assuming they survive filming it in the first place.
 
2012-04-28 07:05:25 PM

ShamAbram: Stupid? That's not stupid at all. Raimi is competent, knows his horror fans will be wanting a justified reason to remake and will probably make something I could watch at 2 in the morning after a party.

Stop shiatting on everything.


shiatting on everything makes me feel better about myself,.
 
2012-04-28 07:09:33 PM
Another remake...

Tired. So very tired.

Sam, I am disappoint.
 
2012-04-28 07:22:19 PM
Finally, as much as I like the idea of Raimi doing more out-and-out horror, I still think Poltergeist is a movie that doesn't need to be remade. It has a great place in movie history as the flipside to E.T. (released a week apart, and both having roots in Steven Spielberg's aborted Close Encounters of the Third Kind follow-up Night Skies) and features the sort of tone that a remake isn't likely to capture. I would happily see a Raimi-directed movie that is in a similar vein, but a direct remake seems misguided.

The remakes happen because of all the Alex P Keaton Ivy League assholes that make up the production offices of the major studios. They are incapable of original thought and only know what they used to watch on HBO.
 
2012-04-28 07:30:00 PM

barneyfifesbullet: The remakes happen because of all the Alex P Keaton Ivy League assholes that make up the production offices of the major studios. They are incapable of original thought and only know what they used to watch on HBO.


What he said. Studio suits are morons and won't greenlight anything that isn't already a "proven property".
 
2012-04-28 07:46:47 PM
Without Heather O'Rourke, there is no Carol Anne. Without Carol Anne, there is no Poltergeist. She was the primary drive behind the films.

Best we can hope for is something that's so far removed, that it's barely recognizable.

If Heather had lived, it would ROCKED to have the ghost after Carol Anne's daughter.

This would have kept in the spirit of the original films.
 
2012-04-28 07:48:57 PM
I like the first and second ones. The third was terrible.
 
2012-04-28 08:34:20 PM
Theres already a remake.

media.coveringmedia.com
 
2012-04-28 09:08:13 PM
Anyone else in the FX biz recognize the awesome FX in Poltergeist?

Oh and that old bastard in the sequel is the scariest motherfarker ever.

jimcofer.com
 
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