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Poltergeist Iii

Director: Gary Sherman Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1988

Starring: , Heather O'Rourke, Lara Flynn Boyle, Nancy Allen, Tom Skerritt, Zelda Rubinstein

The spirits come after little Carol-Anne while she’s living with her aunt and uncle in downtown Chicago.

Heather O’Rourke (Carol Anne) infamously passed away during the filming of the third, and very different, installment of the Poltergeist series making it a rather more spooky endeavor to watch. Set in a downtown Chicago high-rise Chicago (the Hancock Building in real life), the urban architectural space seems the least likely place in which evil spirits would find a portal but find it they do. Elevators, parking lots, and surveillance cameras take over the television’s role as dangerous technology. Tom Skerrit is at his skeevy best as he tries to save his family, and his building, from the threatening evil dead.