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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

$4,344,308 (USA) (10 June 1988)

Gross:

$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

When Bruce is thrown across the room by the fake Carol Anne (when he reaches Carol Anne's bedroom door), Pat yells out, "Tom!" See more »

Quotes

Tangina: [on the phone] Dr Seaton? Kane found Carol Anne, and it's all your fault.
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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 Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

JUNGLE MUSIC
(uncredited)
Written by Simon Stokes and BILLY CIOFFI
Vocal by Simon Stokes
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Bad on all counts.
28 May 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

What made the first Poltergeist so appealing was how likeable the characters were. For the 3rd installment in the Poltergeist series only Heather O'rourke (Carol Anne) and Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina) are hold overs from the original cast. If O'rourke and Rubinstein were smart they would have skipped particiapating in this bomb of a movie also.

Though the special effects were somewhat interesting this movie suffers from a bad script and bad acting highlighted by the actor who plays Dr. Seaton, who may have given the worst acting performance ever. There are far too many characters in this movie who are uninteresting and that you have a hard time caring about.

There is a certain sadness in watching this film knowing that Heather O'rourke died a few months before it's release. A double for Heather is used to shoot the final scenes of the movie which creates an odd and choppy ending.

This movie is a sad final chapter in the Potergeist series. The people behind the 2nd and 3rd installments were never able to recapture the magic from the original Poltergeist. It's even sadder that the cute and innocent little girl passed away at such a young age.


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