MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST (PG13)
I was a baby when the original 1982 horror hit Poltergeist was released. I didn't catch it then, which is just as well - I could watch this remake with an objective eye.
Poltergeist revolves around the Bowen couple (Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three kids, whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold youngest daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements) captive inside a TV, her family members band together to rescue her.
While the movie ranks low on shock factor - there are hardly any spine-tingling moments - the cast deserves a thumbs-up for making their characters relatable.
Rockwell is fantastic as the cash-strapped dad and so is DeWitt as the frustrated stay-at-home mum, but child star Clements steals the show with her big, innocuous-looking eyes.