‘Poltergeist’ Remake: Creatively Bankrupt, or Shameless Cash Grab?

Take a look at this trailer for the upcoming remake of Tobe Hooper‘s classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist, and then ask yourself why this movie exists.

From the footage the studio is promoting, this looks like a straight remake — not a reboot and especially not a “reimagining” — so what’s the point? What’s new or different about this? Apparently nothing. So why do it? One reason: money.
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