Poltergeist Reboot Scores PG-13 Rating By the MPAA

Poltergeist, Heather O'Rourke
Poltergeist reboot set for release in July 2015 MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

They're here! One of the most terrifying horror movies of all time, Poltergeist, is making a comeback in July 2015 — but this time around, you might not have to cover your eyes as much because it's scored a PG-13 rating by the MPAA.

The original 1982 flick, which follows a family whose home is invaded by supernatural spirits that seem to have connected with youngest daughter Carol Ann through the television, was surprisingly granted a PG rating after producer Steven Spielberg managed to argue it down from an R.

The reboot stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun, and many more. The director is Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember), and the screenplay was penned by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose credits include Oz the Great and Powerful and Rise of the Guardians.

In an interview with E! News, DeWitt said the reboot, which has also been dubbed a sequel, will focus on modern technology. "It's the [same] story but it's set now [and] sort of in a depressed, economic situation," she explained. "And it's an American family who is on iPads and other gadgets. There's a lot more technology in it. It's not just the TV."

Poltergeist sequels include: 1986's Poltergeist II: The Other Side and 1988's Poltergeist III.

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