‘Poltergeist’ Remake Trailer Proves Clowns Are Still Scary (Video)

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt take over for former distraught parents Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams

Clowns will be scary in any decade, and the “Poltergeist” remake takes full advantage of that by including one of the 1982 original’s most iconic scares.

The first trailer for the upcoming 20th Century Fox release shows that ghosts haunting a suburban home built on top of a grave yard will still find the nearest clown to haunt little kids.

While malevolent spirits are still into haunting television sets, the 2015 update on the classic Steven Spielberg ghost story will also feature haunted smart phones.

Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt take the lead in the horror reboot, and it looks to be very similar: Their daughter (Kennedi Clements) gets yanked into the spirit world, and their house becomes the epicenter for paranormal activity, which is so strong is blows the roof off.

Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) directed a screenplay written by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Oz the Great and Powerful”), and produced by “Evil Dead” creator Sam Raimi, along with Robert Tapert and Roy Lee.

Watch the trailer for the July 24 release that will be available in 3D.