Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize 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.
Rosemarie Dewitt wanted to do the film, after she experienced the engaged and lively audience reaction at the premiere of The Conjuring (2013), which she attended because it featured her husband Ron Livingston.
Tom Cruise and Richard Armitage were considered for the role of Eric Bowen.
Main character's signature name, Carol Anne, has been changed to Madison.
In a Q&A, Saxon Sharbino admitted that she had never seen the original "Poltergeist" until filming was complete on this production.
A "reboot" of the original but takes place in the present day.
Gil Kenan's first job as a director since City of Ember (2008).
Natasha Calis was considered for the big sister role.
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