Poltergeist III (1988)

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Evil spirits follow a young girl from the suburbs to the city in the second follow-up to the blockbuster horror film Poltergeist. Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) is now 12 years old and living with Patricia and Bruce Gardner (Nancy Allen and Tom Skerritt), her aunt and uncle, in a high-rise apartment building in downtown Chicago. Carol Anne attends a school for gifted children, where the staff psychologist Dr. Seaton (Richard Fine) attributes her past troubles with noisy ghosts to mass … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian Taggart, Gary Sherman, Brian Taggert, Steve Feke
On DVD: Nov 2, 2010
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Bruce Gardner

as Patricia Wilson-Gard...

as Carol Anne Freeling

as Tangina Barrons

as Donna Gardner

as Scott

as Dr. Seaton

as Deborah

as Takamitsu

as Mrs. Seaton

as Gallery Woman

as Gallery Man

as Security Guard

as Elevator Woman

as Observer

as Young Boy

as Elevator Man

as Scott's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Poltergeist III

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Among the well-known of legendary bad movies, Poltergeist III is a sequel with more scope and perspective than most.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Cinemaphile.org

Audience Reviews for Poltergeist III

½

In my eyes, all three films are known for their fantastical practical effects. Sadly, with this third and final instalment in this trilogy, "Poltergeist III" offers nothing more than that. When the rest of the cast aside from Heather O"Rourke decide to bail on the film, you know the script was bad, and it really is. When the dialogue begins to run thin, the film turns into the characters shouting "Carol-Anne" in every sentence, to the point of tearing your hair out. This was such a lazy script, even in comparison to the first sequel. Heather O'Rourke tries her best once again, and the practical effects stand-out, but I could not seem to find another positive in this one-location film. With new one-dimensional characters and laughable side characters, this is the most ridiculous chapter in these films yet. By the end, I really did not care what the outcome was, I had checked out about halfway through. It was only 97-minutes which was nice, but it sucks when that is a positive from a film. Lazy all around, it sucks that this is the film that concluded it all.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Son of a fucking bitch. I meant to watch Exorcist 3 not Poltergeist 3. I just sat through this entire piece of suck ass. I didn't realize until it was over that I had mixed up the movie titles. Fuck me. 2 hours of my life WASTED. FUCK YOU POLTERGEIST 3!

Japes
Japes .

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Yuck. Despite some marginally creepy moments, this flick is poo. It's also unsettling because I know poor Heather O'Rourke died making this turd.

liquidchick76
Summer W.

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