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.
Lara Flynn Boyle