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  • Review: 'Poltergeist' solid remake of haunted house classic 
    Updated: May-21-15 9:21 am

    LOS ANGELES - It's infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 1982, "Poltergeist" saw the brilliant pairing of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" low-budget horror director Tobe Hooper with far more mainstream screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg for an effects-laden event movie that earned its place as a contemporary benchmark among supernatural thrillers.