The remake of horror classic Poltergeist draws ever closer and, truth is, we’re willing to give it a chance.

So we are more than happy to showcase the new poster that has been unveiled today, that cleverly riffs on one of the more memorable elements of the 80s version.

Here’s the synopsis in case you need it:

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporise the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

And here’s the poster:

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Starring the likes of Sam Rockwell and Jared Harris, Poltergeist lands in cinemas on May 22.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.