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Worst Horror sequel,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Poltergeist III [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I rented this film after I saw the first two Poltergeist movies, expecting more of the same. Brilliant writing, good character development, and delightful scares. Don't hope for these things or you'll be as dissapointed as I was.
In this abmismal installment, Carol Anne (played by the late Heather O'Rourke), moves in with her Aunt Trish (Nancy Allen), and her family (Tom Skerrit, and Lara Flynn Boyle) in New York. Strange things begin to happen and young clairevoyant, Carol Anne, is again tricked into helping a group of ghosts over to the "Other Side" when she's sucked through a mirror. Tangina, a medium portrayed by Zelda Rubenstien, and a psichiatrist from Carol Anne's school are called in, and the boredom begins.
The scenes with mirrors and the doubles are nicely done and a bit scary. Heather O'Rourke, Tom Skerrit, and Zelda Rubinstien are the only entertaining actors in Poltergeist 3. Some of this is because of really bad writing, which doesn't tell us why to like the rest of the characters. Another problem with this sequel is the abscence of JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson, who played Carol Anne's parents.
It is really sad to see the name Poltergeist plastered on this movie. The first one was the best horror movie of the 80's and the second was a good sequel. This film is just dismal. See the first two and stay away from this movie unless your I.Q. is about 0.4.