Poltergay (2006)





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This over-the-top horror spoof tells the spooky tale of a couple who buy an old, decrepit mansion only to find that it's haunted - by dead, gay disco dancers. A hauntingly 70's score accompanies this totally campy stab at the old haunted house flick. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Héctor Cabello Reyes
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Critic Reviews for Poltergay

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Every bit as silly as its title would suggest, Poltergay offers sporadic laughs and plenty of groans.

Full Review… | May 8, 2007
Top Critic

Poltergay manages to find a winning, fun-loving balance that should satisfy open-minded straight viewers and the gay audience in equal measure.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

...one consequently can't help but wonder if something's gotten lost in the translation.

Full Review… | April 6, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

One of those sniggering French farces that implies a lot of naughtiness but doesn't deliver much. On the other hand, it is rather a lot of fun.

Full Review… | October 11, 2007
Shadows on the Wall

Wastes a potentially brilliant premise for a cult classic with pedestrian execution, lame jokes and sequins instead of character development.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for Poltergay


For a ridiculous, high-concept comedy... this still isn't good enough. Poltergay has good intentions, but I don't appreciate the way all five gay (ghost) characters are camp, mincing fairies, who all love interior decorating, makeovers and ironing. What a demonstration of diversity! This would be bad enough, but the comedy is rarely funny, the story makes light of serious issues and the film doesn't even have internal logic and there are a couple of giant plot holes. It's quite sweet in parts and Clovis Comillac is a decent lead (though none of the other actors make an impression), and the overall message is a positive one... but it doesn't succeed as a comedy, or a drama, and certainly not a horror, and the gimmick gets tiring after 20 minutes.

Daniel Parsons

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