Sam Raimi Directing ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot?
October 17, 2012
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Now this is interesting news. The original “Poltergeist,” directed by Tobe Hooper (or Steven Spielberg, depending upon how deeply you look into things) was not exactly in need of a remake, mainly because the original film, from 1982, holds up surprisingly well, in my opinion.
That being said, with the whole found footage trend that’s so popular today (sometimes, much to my dismay), I think that you could do some really interesting things. The possibility for something really cool increases exponentially when you consider that Sam Raimi may be the director.
Many new fans to his work may not be aware of what he has done, other than three Spider-Man films, though he has an extensive resume of some really interesting films.
Such as his first movie, “The Evil Dead,” which is also going the remake route, though without Raimi in the director’s chair.
His most recent horror film, 2009’s “Drag Me To Hell,” I thought was too reliant on CGI and more restrained than his earlier films. I understand that as one ages they tend to mellow (though no one appears to have told Stuart Gordon) though I would really enjoy seeing a full-throttle creature feature from him.