Poltergeist Remake August 20, 2008 Juliet Snowden and Stiles White are going into the light… Writing duo Stiles White and Juliet Snowden will pen the remake of classic ’80s horror flick ‘Poltergeist.’ The original ‘Poltergeist,’ directed by Tobe Hooper from a script by Steven Spielberg, miraculously skirted an R rating despite its children-in-constant-peril, toy clown-strangling, face-peeling, skeleton-swimming medley of horrors. The film grossed $122 million worldwide and earned Oscar nominations for its ILM-designed visual effects, sound effects and score. It spawned two sequels, released in 1986 and 1988. No director has been announced for the remake. Writers White and Snowden are specialists in horror/remake projects. They co-wrote ‘Knowing,’ starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Alex Proyas and ‘The Birds’ remake.