There is a supposed "Poltergeist Curse" surrounding the three films in the series. Actress Dominique Dunne
was murdered by her boyfriend after finishing the first film. Actor Julian Beck
died of stomach cancer after shooting the second film. Actor Will Sampson died from complications due to open heart surgery shortly after filming. Actress Heather O'Rourke
died of a mystery case of intestinal stenosis shortly before completion of the third film. Also, many cast members' careers have suffered after appearing in the films. See more
When Taylor first arrives at the site of the Freelings' former house, he walks through the entrance to the plot between two brick pillars. In the first movie, each pillar was fitted with an electric lamp on a metal pole, and these lamps survived the complete destruction of the house, and were still illuminated even after the house has disappeared. However when Taylor passes them, the pillars show no sign of the lamps, not even any fixing bolts or holes where the bolts would have been. See more
Steven, we are almost broke.
Okay, we're, we're broke, but we're not, we're not starving!
Okay. But I don't happen to like having to live off my mother, and I think that we deserve a house of our own again someday.
Aw, honey, geez... see, that's the difference between you and me, Diane, I am into downward mobility. I'm not settling for it, I'm *into* it, I - I like getting out there in the streets and meetin' those people; I like selling vacuums, I like carrying the pipes and the apparatus in ...