Poltergeist (2015) – Trailer 1

Speak of the Devil, and he’ll come (or something to that effect) because the new Poltergeist trailer has dropped, and it’s a whole bunch of “Meh.”

There’s a workman-like sheen to things, which may owe more to Paranormal Activity than the original movie, but if the trailer has shown me anything, it’s how unnecessary a remake it is.  That being said, I have to give whomever decided to cast Jared Harris, seemingly in the Tangina role, props because the man is virtually a walking special effect.

As far as I am concerned, casting Harris in such a role is like casting Angus Scrimm in that either actor may not be up to–or associated with–something ominous, but more they likely, they are.

Though why they needed to ride the original Poltergeist’s coattails is beyond my understanding.

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