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Poltergeist III (1988)



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Poltergeist III starts blandly but inoffensively enough, but by the time it ends -- finally and mercifully -- all sense has long since been abandoned. Not only are the supernatural rules of the film inconsistent and generally indecipherable, but even mundane logic is absent. Consider a scene where a teenager is hypnotized so he can be asked a question it would have been simple enough just to ask him outright.

The worst part is the most forgiveable: the insidious and incomprehensible ending was rewritten to exclude Carol Anne after Heather O'Rourke, the actress who played her in all three Poltergeist movies, died from an undiagnosed intestinal blockage.

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