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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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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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Horror | Thriller

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$14,114,488 (USA)
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Craig T. Nelson was approached to play Steve Freeling in Poltergeist III (1988) but he declined. "Two was enough" he says. See more »

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After something strange happens in the bathroom as Donna gets ready for a party, Carol Anne and Donna walk into the main hall of the apartment. In the back, there is a large mirror. In the bottom, right-hand corner of the mirror, a crew member's bottom is shown wearing sandy brown dress pants. See more »

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

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Poltergeist (2009) See more »

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JUNGLE MUSIC
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Written by Simon Stokes and BILLY CIOFFI
Vocal by Simon Stokes
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Guess who's back in town?
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, now its Poltergeist III. The only two returning actresses are Heather O'Rourke and Zelda Rubenstein. Its about Carol Anne who moved to her aunt (played by Nancy Allen) and uncle's (played by Tom Skerrit) high rise apartment building. Her aunt and uncle's daughter (played by Lara Flynn Boyle) lives there too. Carol Anne finds out that Reverend Kane (from the 2nd movie) has returned to make her lead him into the light, and the more she doesn't, the more friends of hers will get killed.

The acting is terrible mostly but Heather O'Rourke does an excellent job in her last performance and Lara Flynn Boyle also does very good. Tom Skerrit didn't do too good in this one and neither did Nancy Allen. Reverend Kane doesn't even look like himself. The special effects were very good and the use of mirrors was also really cool. The part where the kids were sneaking around was the most intense part of the movie because the movie is not intense. Richard Fire was atrocious as Dr. Seaton and him denying everything just goes way too far. The movie is entertaining and fun. The ending was somewhat abrupt because Heather O'Rourke was dead before filming finished. An average sequel and an okay way to end the story.

Overall: 5/10


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