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Poltergeist III (1988)

Paranormal service is resumed. This time in Chicago’s skyscraping Hancock Building.

Tom Skerritt is the maintenance manager there. Nancy Allen is his wife, and their visiting niece is – guess who – Heather O’Rourke, the child who vanished into a television in the original Poltergeist in 1982.

Heather is now older, plumper and dismayingly more charmless.

Skerritt and Allen provide a TV to tempt her but she prefers to stick around causing cracked mirrors, mysterious fires and the return of the ghoulish Kane (see Poltergeist II).

The visual effects alas, are poor and tend to pop up with no discernible narrative logic.

Writer/director Gary Sherman once made the memorable Death Line but this is an end-of-the-line movie he and we may prefer to forget.

Bruce Gardner
Tom Skerritt
Patricia Gardner
Nancy Allen
Carol Anne
Heather O’Rourke
Tangina
Zelda Rubinstein
Donna Gardner
Lara Flynn Boyle
Dr Seaton
Richard Fire
Scott
Kip Wentz
Kane
Nathan Davis
Burt
Roger May
Martin
Paul Graham
Sandy
Meg Weldon
Melissa
Stacy Gilchrist
Jeff
Joey Garfield
Dusty
Christian Murphy
Nathan
Roy Hytower

Director
Gary Sherman