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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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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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He's found her. 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  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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

Although the original Poltergeist was a critical darling, (most Steven Spielberg movies are), both Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III (1988) are considered two of the worst movies ever made. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kane: Carol Anne, don't afraid! We won't harm you, we love you. You're are only angel, who can lead us into the light. We would never hurt you, NEVER! Don't run away from me. We need you Carol Anne, LEAD US INTO THE LIGHT!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Curse of Poltergeist (2002) 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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Heather O'Rourke is the greatest (her best acting, IMO)
31 July 2005 | by (Louisville, Ky) – See all my reviews

Going in a different direction from the previous two movies in the series, this one took a few chances. The high-rise, mirrors, a new Kane(sad what happened to Julian Beck), etc. I loved this movie for those reasons. Not saying I didn't enjoy the other two because those were excellent, but it seemed like there wasn't anything in there to make them considered a horror movie except for the presence of ghosts with a little bit of suspense. "Poltergeist III" contained murder, suspense, tricky camera angles and most of all, the best acting I have ever seen from Heather O'Rourke. She was so adorable in her red pajamas and I truly believe she carried the movie with up to par performances by Skeritt, Allen, Rubenstein, Fire, Flynn Boyle and Wentz. Her presence on screen while watching this movie is so magnificent and very believable. When I was little, she was my first crush and I loved her, I only found out on 6-4-2005 that she passed away and it crushed me. I say this is the best of the series and I know I am the minority, but hey, to each his own. I realize the first movie is pretty much legendary for her famous line "They're Here", but I feel the acting here is better. The way they made the concept of the mirrors work is amazing and I thought it was a great attempt a something new. I gave this movie a 9/10 because of how much I enjoyed Heather O'Rourke's performance. Check it out.


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