“They’re here.” It’s unknown if this popular and creepy line from Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror film, Poltergeist, will make its way into Fox’s remake. With the unveiling of the first images from the reimagining of the seminal fright flick, however, we now know that one really creepy element from the original movie—clowns—will appear in the new take, and we have a look at that and more in the first batch of images from the reboot.

USA Today revealed the first photos from the Poltergeist remake, which is scheduled to hit theaters in 3D on July 24th. Directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) off a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful), the film is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee. Here’s the official synopsis provided by MGM and Fox

“In a revisionist take on the classic horror film, a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.”

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the Bowen parents, who move their family to a new home. Their children are played by Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, and Kyle Catlett. Jared Harris (Lincoln, The Quiet Ones) plays the star of a TV show, titled Haunted House Cleaners, and Jane Adams (Hung) plays a parapsychologist that tries to help the family.

As Bryan Alexander mentions in his article for USA Today, screens are difficult to escape these days because of their portable prevalence. The evil spirits will have a lot more than just the living room tube to use as a conduit for devious deeds, so the Bowens will certainly have their work cut out for them. The first trailer for the Poltergeist remake is expected to be released this Thursday, so stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

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Source: USA Today
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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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