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Oh, yeah, and they're remaking 'Poltergeist' now

By Kate Erbland Apr 29, 2012 8:40PM
It was really only a matter of time before remake-happy Hollywood sank their teeth into a modern horror classic, but at least this time around, a modern horror master is getting in on the game. THR reports (via ComingSoon) that Sam Raimi is coming on board MGM's "Poltergeist" remake - but only in a producer capacity. The "Evil Dead," "Army of Darkness," "Drag Me to Hell," and "Spider-Man" (the entire Tobey Maguire-starring franchise) director will produce the film alongside Nathan Kahane, Roy Lee, and Robert Tapert. Though Raimi is decidedly not directing, he will help with the studio's search for a directing talent.


Raimi also has a connection to the screenwriter penning the project, still described as focusing "on a family whose house was built on a holy site and whose daughter is taken by ghosts" (just like Tobe Hooper's 1982 film) - it's David Lindsay-Abaire, who also worked on Raimi's next film, "Oz: The Great and Powerful." The rest of Lindsay-Abaire's resume is quite varied, with credits on films like "Inkheart," "Rabbit Hole," and the upcoming "Rise of the Guardians." There's not a horror flick in the bunch - but that could just mean the screenwriter is bringing fresh perspective to the new film. 


The original "Poltergeist" (and, to a lesser extent, even its first sequel, "Poltergeist II: The Other Side") is a modern horror classic, directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg from his own original story. The film was nominated for three Oscars, and it forever associated the name "Carol Anne" with "abject freaking terror." Few movies have haunted me as much as "Poltergeist" did. While there's certainly room for the sort of seminal work that set "Poltergeist" apart from other horror flicks in the genre-heavy eighties in the current climate, horror films these days seem entrenched in all kinds of gimmicks. Remakes aside, Hollywood loves shoe-horning 3D or found footage into new horror films, and both seem like the sort of thing that could get forced on a new "Poltergeist." Frankly, I'd be shocked if the film doesn't receive either treatment - which is a damn shame, because the film was a success as a straightforward tale in 1982, and it could be the same in 2012. 

Though the attachment of Raimi to the film does give it some very-necessary horror cachet, it's important to note that, for all of Raimi's work, he was never involved in the original "Poltergeist" or its subsequent sequels. Which begs some questions, like - where are Steven Spielberg or Tobe Hooper? 

Do you want to see a new "Poltergeist"? 
 

William Friedkin's cult thriller is now newly remastered

By MSN Movies 8 hours ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," the cult suspence thriller is now fully restored and out on Blu-ray with a 40 page Blu-ray book filled with images.


Based on the book "The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir," this thriller tells the story of four men unable to return to their own countries and homes end up in a South American town. The men have nothing to lose so they agree to work for an American oil company seeking drivers to haul nitroglycerin through treacherous terrain.

 

To celebrate this monumental release, one lucky fan will be selected to win an autographed copy of the Blu-ray.

 

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Good luck fans and we hope you check out the long-awaited remastered debut of "Sorcerer" on Blu-ray!

 

  

Enter to win a Kindle Fire and Fire TV!

By MSN Movies Tue 7:59 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paramount Pictures

 

In this compelling and stirring drama, Kate Winslet plays Adele, an emotionally shaky single mom to Henry (Gattlin Griffith). On Labor Day weekend, they are approached by Frank (Josh Brolin), an escaped convict. Frank manipulates Adele into letting him hide out at their house, the three develop a deep bond.

 

As Adele and Frank try to overcome the tragedies of their past, they move toward a future uncertain.

 

"Labor Day" is now out on Digital HD and will be out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 29.

 

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Enter to win a Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System

By MSN Movies Mon 7:15 AM








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Relativity Media


Set against the backdrop of a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brock mansions left from much better times now house the most dangerous criminals in this thrilling action drama starring Paul Walker.


As Walker plays a cop determined to bring his father’s killer, Tremaine (RZA) to justice and every day is a battle against corruption. With stylized action, "Brick Mansions" will keep you on the edge of your seat.


To celebrate the release of "Brick Mansions" one lucky winner will be selected to win a Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music System along with movie goodies!


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Be sure to check out "Brick Mansions" as it opens in theaters April 25.

 

Enter to win a copy of the Blu-ray

By MSN Movies Thu 8:08 AM

By Universal Studios Home Entertainment

 

A mischievous squirrell is on a mission to find hte tastiest nuts for winter in this action-packed animated comedy.

 

A movie for the whole family, includes the voices of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph.

 

You can now watch the fun-filled adventure unfold on Blu-ray and DVD.

 

To celebrate the release, you can enter to win a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack.


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"The Nut Job" is now out on Blu-ray and DVD.

 

 

 

Enter to win a movie prize pack

By MSN Movies Apr 16, 2014 8:05AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lionsgate

 

Inspired by true events, a professor and a team of University students outside of London conduct an "experiment" on a young girl who holds unspeakable secrets and dark forces. What they uncover is more terrifying than any of them expected.

 

To celebrate the upcoming release of "The Quiet Ones" one lucky winner will be selected to win a movie prize pack which includes a T-shirt, movie poster, an Amazon gift card and more!

 

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Watch the horror unfold when "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters April 25.

 

 

Enter to win a Sony HD Memory Action Camcorder

By MSN Movies Apr 10, 2014 9:24AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Relativity Media

 

Horror unfolds for the Russell family as the siblings Tim and Kaylie try to uncover the supernatural force that caused the death of their parents. An antique mirror holds the key to the answers they've been looking for but will their reality be shattered once again by terrifying events that will unfold?

 

Experience the horror of "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

In the meantime, to celebrate the release, we're giving away a Sony HD Flash Memory Action Camcorder to one lucky fan! Here's how to enter.

 

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Yes, it's that easy. Good luck and be sure to check out "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

 

 

Courtesy of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,' one lucky winner will be selected

By MSN Movies Apr 8, 2014 8:14AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paramount Home Media Distribution

 

You can now experience the horror and black magic of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" as the shocking extended version is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, intense new footage not seen in theaters!

 

This new chapter in the series takes the phenomenal horror franchise to new hights set in a gritty urban environment.

 

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Yes, it's that easy.  Good luck and be sure to check out "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" on digital, Blu-ray and DVD!

 

 

 

 

An inside look at a Hobbit's journey

By MSN Movies Apr 7, 2014 7:53AM

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

Get an inside look at the characters and the mystery of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" through this exclusive infographic and enjoy the adventure as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is out on Blu-ray and digital HD on April 8.

 

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