Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.
Marsha McCreadie has written four books on women and film before becoming
pleasantly obsessed with the documentary form and writing Documentary Superstars,
interviews with prominent documentary filmmakers. She was the staff film critic at the
Arizona Republic for many years, currently reviews for Film Journal International, and
her film articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Film
Comment, sensesofcinema, and many other Googleable publications. Her interest in film
started as a child when her mother, a disappointed actress, took her to Saturday double
features as a child in a tiny village in upstate New York, reminding her to always comb
her hair before going to the ladies room, because a producer might be in the lobby. It's
been a push-pull between cinematic fantasy and reality ever since.