Poltergeist parents guide


You don't stand a ghost of a chance.

Overall C

This remake of the 1982 film Poltergeist re-envisions a family's fight against evil ghost that attack their home and take their daughter hostage.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is Poltergeist rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Poltergeist PG-13 for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Poltergeist rated PG-13? Poltergeist is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.

Violence: Frequent scenes depict physical and emotional distress of characters (often children) that are subjected to trauma from spirits in the afterlife. Characters are pulled into a dark and scary realm where obscured images of skeletons and partially decomposed humans are seen. Some characters display injuries that appear to be deep scars. A family engages in verbal confrontation.

Sexual Content: A married couple plans to engage in sexual activity but is quickly interrupted by a child.

Language: A character says “eff-ing”. A scatological term and other mild profanities are infrequently heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: A father frequently turns to alcohol to alleviate stress.

From the Studio: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize 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. © Fox

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Frightening Scenes Language May Offend
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Poltergeist"

Cast and Crew

Poltergeist is directed by Gil Kenan and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Poltergeist movie is September 29, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Poltergeist
Release Date: 29 September 2015
The 2015 movie Poltergeist releases to home video (Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray) with the following special features:
- Theatrical Cut
- Extended Cut
- Alternate Ending
- Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers

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This movie is a remake of the 1982 film Poltergeist, which was written by Steven Spielberg. That same year, he also directed E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial about a group of young children that find and befriend an alien creature.