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Poltergeist III (1988)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  10 June 1988 (USA)
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a highrise building, and the supernatural forces that have haunted her previously follow her there.

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Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally achieve his target and capture Carol Anne again, or will Tangina be able, yet again, to thwart him? Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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If you remember how the Poltergeist ghouls knocked a house flat, wait till you see what they do to a Chicago skyscraper! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist III: We're Back  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,114,488 (USA)
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Tom Skerritt makes a reference to Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) to Nancy Allen. This is presumably an in-joke, as Allen had starred in that film, as Chris Hargenson, back in 1976. See more »

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In the end sequence, you can see that one of the mirrors is faked, by having cables run floor to ceiling to simulate the seams. One of the actors bumps in the cable and you can see it vibrate. See more »

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[Donna is putting on powder and looking in her compact mirror]
Bruce Gardner: You better be careful. Remember what happened to Narcissus?
Donna Gardner: Nar-who?
Bruce Gardner: Greek mythology. He was a guy who loved looking at his reflection so much in a pond that he fell in and drowned.
Donna Gardner: Well, only a boy could be that clumsy.
Pat Gardner: You got that right.
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Towards the end of the credits a message reads This Film Is Dedicated To HEATHER O'ROURKE 1975-1988 See more »

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NIGHT RIDER
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Written by MICHAEL FORTE and BRUCE WEEDEN
Vocal by JAMES CARTER
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One of the Worst Movies I have ever seen
2 June 2003 | by (Philadelphia, Pa) – See all my reviews

Poltergeist III is truly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The plot is illogical in terms of the rest of the series, as the poltergeists have developed different powers and methods than they used in the rest of the series. Furthermore, the main actors, Skerrit and Allen, are given virtually nothing to do except run around and look vaguely spooked. They cannot show the attachment to Carol Anne that was demonstrated by JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson in the first two movies. Lara Flynn Boyle, making her major film debut, is virtually unrecognizable with a fluffy 80s hairstyle. Finally, one supporting character, a doctor, remains skeptical of the poltergeists far too long to be credible.


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