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They're Baaack Again -- and better than ever,
By A Customer
This review is from: Poltergeist III [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The third installment of the Poltergeist films did not live up to initial expectations. Following up on the success of the Oscar nominated 1982 Steven SPeilberg original, Poltergeist III does not use Speilberg or Poltergeist I and II stars JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson.
Instead, Carol Anne (still portryed by Heather O' Rorke) is sent to Chicago to live with her Aunt Trish (deftly played by the multi-talented Nancy Allen of the "RoboCop" trilogy and "Dressed to Kill" fame) and her new husband and step-daughter (Tom Skerritt and Lara Flynn Boyle).
The premise is cool and effects superb. Sure, it's no the original but an enjoyable ride nonetheless.
Scences involving mirrors, reflections, ice, and heights lend an eerie feel to the film. Additionally, the return of Carol Anne's main nemasis Rev. Kane was nicely used. Furthermore, Nancy Allen is great and Skerritt and Flynn Boyle (who both went on to garner Emmy nods for they're work on the David E. Kelly series "Picket Fences"and "The Practice" do good too. CHeck it out.