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Poltergeist III (1988)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 10 June 1988 (USA)
Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

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Cast

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Scott (as Kip Wentz)
Richard Fire ...
Dr. Seaton
Nathan Davis ...
Roger May ...
Burt
Paul Graham ...
Martin Moyer
Meg Weldon ...
Sandy
Stacy Gilchrist ...
Melissa
Joey Garfield ...
Jeff
Christian Murphy ...
Dusty (as Chris Murphy)
Roy Hytower ...
Nathan
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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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No matter where Carol Anne goes... she never goes alone. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist III: We're Back  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,344,308, 10 June 1988

Gross USA:

$14,114,488
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There were originally plans for Craig T. Nelson to return for a Poltergeist 4, but the death of Heather O'Rourke, the ensuing media scandal about the Poltergeist curse that overshadowed pretty much everything else about the movie, and the disappointing box office returns from Poltergeist III (1988) dissuaded the producers from continuing. The film series was ultimately rebooted with Poltergeist (2015), but neither Nelson nor any of the series' principle cast members made an appearance. 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: My God! HE FOUND HER!
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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

JUNGLE MUSIC
(uncredited)
Written by Simon Stokes and BILLY CIOFFI
Vocal by Simon Stokes
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No classic but it absolutely terrifies me
27 July 2005 | by 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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