The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Boring Poltergeist images are Boring

Honey Buzz ~ Boring Poltergeist images are Boring

Familiar territory
New images from the Poltergeist remake were released today, and we're looking at a lot of familiar imagery. The creepy clown doll even makes a reappearance. 

The story: Jared Harris (The Ward) will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.” Honey favorite, Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt (Promised Land), Saxon Sharbino (I Spit on Your Grave) and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) also star. Poltergeist 2015 will reimagine and contemporize (my two LEAST favorite phrases lately) the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

Now for the real talk.

Casting: Would I rather that Richard Armitage had been cast in the lead role? Yes. Am I thankful that it's not Tom Cruise? Yes. Will Jared Harris play the same uptight version of himself he always does? Probably. Sam Rockwell will presumably play the father figure in this story, which I'm fine with because he's a great character actor, and he does a good job of looking freaked out when the shit goes down. He's also not afraid to drool... I admire that. Also worth mentioning, the updated kids names? Griffin and Madison? I'll just leave that there.

There was some speculation not too long ago that this new film would focus on the young son, and not the daughter who is captured, which kind of pissed us off... but that goes without saying. Is it a sin to remake the Tobe Hooper classic that scarred a LOT of us at a young age with it's decade appropriate PG rating? Perhaps not, but is it a sin to re-do it using the same look and feel as the original? Yeah... I kinda think so. The images below aren't groundbreaking or exciting. Sam Raimi knows what it's like to have a classic film you made rebooted *coughEvilDead2013cough* and see it done WELL (yes, I loved it) so to see that this new version of Poltergeist is sticking so close to its original imagery? Color me less than enthused.

Did James Wan paint this?



Poltergeist opens in theaters on July 24, 2015 in 3D and will be rated PG-13 for “intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.”