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(Huffington Post)   Poltergeist remake casts its female lead. Hopefully the entire project will just go into the light   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 60
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2013-07-23 08:43:46 PM  
Why do they need to remake  Poltergeist?
 
2013-07-23 09:20:49 PM  

Mugato: Why do they need to remake  Poltergeist?


It's the-errre
 
2013-07-23 09:33:55 PM  
Then the entire cast dies the year after it comes out
 
2013-07-23 09:35:24 PM  
The first one was just about perfect, and scary as hell. No need for a remake.
 
2013-07-23 09:46:43 PM  
Poltergeist was one of the movies that got me into visual FX. For the final scene where the house sucked into Hell or wherever, they had to build a 3 foot model house and they sucked it into an industrial vacuum. Obviously if they farked it up they'd have to build another house for another hundred grand. In the remake, the same scene will be done by a 21 year old with consumer priced motion graphic software in a half hour.

Visual FX must have been a lot more fun back in the day.
 
2013-07-23 09:49:17 PM  
With Honey Boo Boo as Carol Anne.
 
2013-07-23 09:53:01 PM  

TommyymmoT: With Honey Boo Boo as Carol Anne.


Well... that just scared the piss right out of me

/not to mention throwing up a little
 
2013-07-23 09:53:14 PM  
Charmaine? They cast goddamn Charmaine from United States of Tara? Are we sure they didnt mean that she was cast as the annoying, demonic entity crashing in the protagonist's house?
 
2013-07-23 09:56:19 PM  
Craig T. Nelson can play the homeless guy.

/I know, but they can put one in.
 
2013-07-23 10:09:30 PM  
Scariest PG movie EVAR!
 
2013-07-23 10:10:11 PM  
Let me get this straight, the guy who wrote Oz the Great and Powerful was a Pulitzer-winning playwright? WTF? Compared to either version of Wicked, it was utter shiat.
 
2013-07-23 10:15:14 PM  
mysteriousuniverse.orgcdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2013-07-23 10:17:38 PM  
Saw it in the theater as a 12 year old and it had me pretty freaked out and sleep deprived for a couple of nights.

The normalcy of the settings (the house wasnt spooky, it could have been any neighborhood anywhere in the country) really set that movie apart for me.

And oh yeah:

www.scifinow.co.uk

/ farking clown
 
2013-07-23 10:18:53 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.comnation.foxnews.com
 
2013-07-23 10:19:20 PM  

TommyymmoT: [mysteriousuniverse.org image 400x301][cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x280]


If there is a God, He would make this happen.
 
2013-07-23 10:19:31 PM  
Poor Kim Jong Il. He didn't live long enough to reprise his role as the exorcist.

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2013-07-23 10:20:17 PM  
nothing will replace jo beth williams.
 
2013-07-23 10:27:48 PM  

Mugato: Why do they need to remake  Poltergeist?

For the $ame reason they're rebooting Carrie.

 
2013-07-23 10:30:32 PM  
Of all the movies that don't need a remake, this has to be at the top of the list. Probably the best scary/horror movie ever made and done with a PG rating.
 
2013-07-23 10:33:04 PM  

theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.


Was just a kid when it came out, but watching her jump around in those jean shorts got some stuff happening.
 
2013-07-23 10:35:58 PM  

TommyymmoT: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300][nation.foxnews.com image 624x300]


Godammit. I saw Jaws at 2 and it didn't fark me up like that guy. fark. I have to go to work tomorrow and need to sleep.
 
2013-07-23 10:41:35 PM  

theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.


THIS

I like it best when she got naked in Teachers
 
2013-07-23 10:46:44 PM  

frestcrallen: theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.

Was just a kid when it came out, but watching her jump around in those jean shorts got some stuff happening.


Epic gams.
 
2013-07-23 10:47:58 PM  

Strongbeerrules: Mugato: Why do they need to remake  Poltergeist?

For the $ame reason they're rebooting Carrie.


At least in the case of Carrie, there's additional material in the book that can be adapted (De Palma's film was pretty faithful, but it will forever be a product of the 70s in both good and bad ways).  It's also a pretty good story in the age of school bullying (check that - I mean the age of overreacting to school bullying).  I'm not a huge fan of the need for the remake, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't horrified for the girl when you see someone with a cell phone out during the shower "plug it up" scene.  That just seems far more awful than just the six or seven girls who witnessed the event originally.

YMMV, obviously, but I'm not ready to write off the Carrie reboot just yet.  It's entirely possible the studio is just looking for a paycheck, but I expect a little more from the chick who directed "Boys Don't Cry."  If it was just some Hacky McHackenstein who did two other remakes for Platinum Dunes, I'd be condemning it already as well.

But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.

"Mosquito ever suck on you, son?"
"I don't know, dad."
"He don't know."

I still laugh my ass off at that scene.
 
2013-07-23 10:53:11 PM  

Mulchpuppy: But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.


The maggot steak/ face ripping off scene was sort of farked up. It makes me think that's the one scene that Tobe Hooper directed and not Spielberg.
 
2013-07-23 10:53:21 PM  

Mugato: Why do they need to remake  Poltergeist?


Beat$ me. I'm $ure it'$ for arti$tic rea$on$.
 
2013-07-23 11:08:47 PM  

Mugato: For the final scene where the house sucked into Hell or wherever


Oh yeah, Poltergeist... I was thinking of Possessed, or whatever the non-spoof version was.
 
2013-07-23 11:08:50 PM  

Mugato: Mulchpuppy: But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.

The maggot steak/ face ripping off scene was sort of farked up. It makes me think that's the one scene that Tobe Hooper directed and not Spielberg.


Crap.  Didn't think about that scene.  That's an excellent observation, especially since it didn't involve any of the principal actors (I'm with you in the belief that Spielberg directed it.  It has all Spielberg's tells and nothing in Hooper's resume comes even close to Poltergeist).

The maggot scene is just weird because of the whole "it's 3 am or so.  I'm gonna go FRY a giant freaking steak and undoubtedly stink up this whole damn house.  Probably wasn't even their food.  Just chow down on anything the Frelings left in the fridge, right?"
 
2013-07-23 11:38:44 PM  
It really sucks that Hollywood is going to drag you kicking and screaming into a theater and force you to watch it, tardmitter.
 
2013-07-23 11:55:16 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: It really sucks that Hollywood is going to drag you kicking and screaming into a theater and force you to watch it, tardmitter.


Hey look everyone. It's that guy who's waiting with baited breath for the "Smurfs 2"
 
2013-07-23 11:56:59 PM  
Still waiting for a remake of Porky's. I'm sure it'll happen.
 
2013-07-24 12:04:54 AM  
Just echoing that Poltergeist was pretty much perfect.

Don't remake it unless you can tragically kill off the little girl in real life.
 
2013-07-24 12:13:25 AM  

Mugato: frestcrallen: theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.

Was just a kid when it came out, but watching her jump around in those jean shorts got some stuff happening.

Epic gams.


i906.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-24 12:19:59 AM  
I never knew  Heather O'Rourke died, let alone as such a young age. That is so sad.
 
2013-07-24 12:24:16 AM  
Poltergeist scared the shiat out of me when I was 10. I absolutely love it. I'll probably watch the remake on satellite just to compare.
 
2013-07-24 12:25:17 AM  

TommyymmoT: [mysteriousuniverse.org image 400x301][cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x280]


No more.
 
2013-07-24 12:25:36 AM  
The original still scares the living shiat out've me.
(The face ripping scene looks *really* dated and unrealistic now unfortunately. I suppose they could cut it out entirely and still have the greatest ghost movie ever)
 
2013-07-24 12:56:18 AM  
 

JeffMD: I never knew  Heather O'Rourke died, let alone as such a young age. That is so sad.


The actress who played the older sister, Dominique Dunne, was murdered by her boyfriend.

Mugato: Mulchpuppy: But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.

The maggot steak/ face ripping off scene was sort of farked up. It makes me think that's the one scene that Tobe Hooper directed and not Spielberg.


That was the very disturbing to me as a kid. I was about 30 before I could watch that without covering my eyes. I still can't really watch the clown under the bed thing.

What are they going to do about the ghosts coming through on TV part? TV doesn't even go off the air and play the national anthem anymore.

/you are old if you can remember "off the air"
 
2013-07-24 01:22:32 AM  

Omahawg: theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.

THIS

I like it best when she got naked in Teachers



added to queue
 
2013-07-24 01:27:55 AM  
They should just re released the original with updated effects and Imperial Walkers and Dewbacks running around the house.
 
2013-07-24 01:35:30 AM  
Take an old tube style TV from the 70's, one of the ones that had a UHF dial.  Set the dial to UHF, somewhere at the top of the dial, say 82 or 83.  Sit about 3 feet away from the screen, unfocus your eyes, and stare at the static for a minute.  Soon, your brain will start making patterns, images, and pictures in the not quite random snow.  Some of the images can be quite disturbing.

/Used to do this as a kid.
//Poltergeist freaked me the hell out.
 
2013-07-24 02:09:18 AM  
www.moviescene.nl

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2013-07-24 02:12:58 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Omahawg: theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.

THIS

I like it best when she got naked in Teachers


added to queue


also add Kramer vs. Kramer.
 
2013-07-24 05:18:21 AM  

TommyymmoT: With Honey Boo Boo as Carol Anne.


Don't give them any ideas.
 
2013-07-24 07:12:18 AM  

RosevilleDan: Mugato: frestcrallen: theflatline: nothing will replace jo beth williams.

Was just a kid when it came out, but watching her jump around in those jean shorts got some stuff happening.

Epic gams.

[i906.photobucket.com image 437x311]


I know these days, no so much, but back in the day, "Potergeist", "Teachers", "Kramer VS Kramer".....

/bunk
 
2013-07-24 07:15:19 AM  

johnnieconnie:  JeffMD: I never knew  Heather O'Rourke died, let alone as such a young age. That is so sad.

The actress who played the older sister, Dominique Dunne, was murdered by her boyfriend.

Mugato: Mulchpuppy: But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.

The maggot steak/ face ripping off scene was sort of farked up. It makes me think that's the one scene that Tobe Hooper directed and not Spielberg.

That was the very disturbing to me as a kid. I was about 30 before I could watch that without covering my eyes. I still can't really watch the clown under the bed thing.

What are they going to do about the ghosts coming through on TV part? TV doesn't even go off the air and play the national anthem anymore.

/you are old if you can remember "off the air"


Yep. Immediately after the national anthem, our TV had color bars appear, and made the old dial up screeching sound. That would freak me out even before poltergeist came out. Then you would have to get up to turn off the TV. /I was the youngest, so I would be the one to stand by the box and await instructions from our dad (change channel, fix rabbit ears, increase volume/ //41
 
2013-07-24 07:51:35 AM  

Mugato: Mulchpuppy: But Poltergeist?  Man, every frame of that is awesome.  Even the scenes that don't make sense are perfectly done.

The maggot steak/ face ripping off scene was sort of farked up. It makes me think that's the one scene that Tobe Hooper directed and not Spielberg.


I don't know who directed that scene but those are Spielberg's hands doing the ripping.
 
2013-07-24 09:14:48 AM  
My public library has all 3 of these and, having never seen them, I banged them all out in one day about a month or so ago.  The 1st one was good.  #2 was tolerable.  The only thing that got me through #3 was screaming "WHAT?!" every time someone in the movie said "Carol Anne?!"
 
2013-07-24 10:07:20 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Scariest PG movie EVAR!


I could be remembering things wrong, but IIRC, this was the reason the PG-13 rating was created.

In the good ole days PG movies could have boobs
 
2013-07-24 10:32:10 AM  

Mugato: Poltergeist was one of the movies that got me into visual FX. For the final scene where the house sucked into Hell or wherever, they had to build a 3 foot model house and they sucked it into an industrial vacuum. Obviously if they farked it up they'd have to build another house for another hundred grand. In the remake, the same scene will be done by a 21 year old with consumer priced motion graphic software in a half hour.

Visual FX must have been a lot more fun back in the day.


I loved watching "making of" features back in the day. You'd see tables full of model sized reality. That was movie magic.
 
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