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Poltergeist III (1988)

PG  |   |  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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Trapped in the limbo between life and death, there are only two ways out. See more »

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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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Lara Flynn Boyle's film debut. See more »

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Towards the end right after Pat jumps from the window washer and she is walking through the foggy, frozen room, you can hear her calling out everyone's name, but when she gets to Carol Anne her lips aren't moving. See more »

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Marcie Moyer: Oh, Scott! My knight in shining acne!
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JUNGLE MUSIC
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Vocal by Simon Stokes
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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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