Rosemarie DeWitt

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They're not only coming through your television anymore.

Rosemarie DeWitt tells me the upcoming remake of Poltergeist includes some familiar electronics.

"I'm so excited," says DeWitt, who co-stars in the new Men, Women & Children (in theaters Oct. 17). "It's the [same] story but it's set now [and] sort of in a depressed, economic situation. 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."

The original 1982 Poltergeist focuses on a family whose suburban California home is invaded by supernatural forces. The youngest daughter Carol Anne seems to communicate with them through a television set.

Poltergeist, Heather O’Rourke


She also utters the horror film's now iconic line, "They're here."

"You're going to hear that," Dewitt promises.

Kennedi Clements plays the youngest daughter (now named Madison Bowen) in the reboot.

"She's the best actor in the movie—our little 7-year-old Kennedi Clements," Dewitt said, adding that "all the hairs on our arms stood up" when she first said, "They're here."

The new cast also includes Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Hung's Jane Adams.

It is set for release on July 24, 2015.

The original movie, co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg, starred JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson and Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne. The $10.7 million movie went on to gross more than $74.7 million and spawn two sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side in 1986 and 1988's Poltergeist III.

The American Film Institute has included "They're here" as one of the top 100 movie quotes of all time.

The so-called Curse of Poltergeist has loomed over the original and its two sequels after four cast members died in the six years following the first release date, including Heather O'Rourke, who was only 12 when she passed away during bowel surgery.

One theory claims Poltergeist was cursed after the first film used real human skeleton bones instead of plastic props.

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