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POLTERGEIST <span>[3D]</span> artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 93m 32s

Release date 22/05/2015

Ratings Info strong threat, horror

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Gil Kenan

Cast includes Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Susan Heyward, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett

Summary POLTERGEIST is horror film about a family who are tormented by evil spirits after moving into a new home.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 12/05/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

POLTERGEIST is a horror film about a family who are tormented by evil spirits after moving into a new home.


There is strong supernatural threat and horror throughout. This includes attacks on children as hands reach out of black ooze to grab a girl's leg, a clown doll attacks a boy before he is pulled out of the house by animated tree branches, and a young girl is induced to enter a dark netherworld. When that world is explored there are images of skeletal hands and faces reaching out to people.

There are some moderate sex references as a couple flirt with each other and the man jokes that 'things are looking up' as he lies, in clothes, on top of his wife on their bed. She tells him to undress but they are interrupted before anything further happens.

There is a single use of implied strong language as a teen girl says 'f'ing' and mild bad language including 'bullshit', 'pissed' and 'ass'.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
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Note to parents
This version of the film is displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find this a more intense experience

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