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Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 10 June 1988 (USA)
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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Joey Garfield ...
Christian Murphy ...
Dusty (as Chris Murphy)
Roy Hytower ...
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Storyline

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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They're back... again. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist III: We're Back  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,114,488 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers were granted permission to use the John Hancock Tower in Chicago for shooting providing that none of the building's residents would be disturbed. The sixty person crew took four weeks just to figure out the logistics, and ultimately the tenants never even noticed that the film was shooting there. See more »

Goofs

When Carol Anne is pulled into the puddle in the parking garage, the platform she is standing on is visible. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Gardner: [to Pat] What have you got in mind?
Pat Gardner: Packing up everything that belongs to that little brat and sending her home to my sister.
Bruce Gardner: [thinks about Carol Anne] It wasn't her fault.
Kane: [whispers] Yes, it is...
[Pat turns to Bruce as she hears a voice]
Kane: [appears through mirror and surprises them] YES, IT IS!
[as Kane touches their reflections, the elevator goes crazy - it goes down and up very quickly]
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Crazy Credits

A text in the credits reads "The character of Reverend Henry Kane was originally portrayed by Julian Beck" See more »


Soundtracks

NIGHT RIDER
(uncredited)
Written by MICHAEL FORTE and BRUCE WEEDEN
Vocal by JAMES CARTER
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No classic but it absolutely terrifies me
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was shocked when I came to this site to see how low the rating is for this movie. I loved horror movies as a kid and still do, but of everything I remember watching when I was younger, Poltergeist III scared me the most. I would go literally weeks before I could look at myself in the mirror again... I'd always have to run by them. I used to watch this movie with my friends and it made them equally afraid of mirrors. I'm not going all out to say that the acting was high quality or that it goes down in my books as a classic horror movie but I think it's highly underrated. It's an incredibly dark, terrifying movie in my opinion. I think it's by far the scariest of the three Poltergeist movies, although the original Poltergeist is my favorite.


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