I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

Clint: Netflix: 3.6/5 stars. IMDB: 7.6/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3.4/5 stars. IMDB: 7.4/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: Netflix: 3.1/5 stars, IMDB: 4.5/10.

CLINT’S THOUGHTS: They maybe coulda just skipped over the 2nd one and gone straight to this one — but with the original actors. That would have been better. This movie, with the original parents. But they probably left because the 2nd movie was more cliche. They really should have returned for the 3rd movie.

This movie had much worse dialog (if that was possible) — but was actually creepier & scarier & had more interesting characters. The 2nd one just felt like Kane singing all the time. This one brought back the actual creepiness. And the finality of this one was nice. And the story is tied up with a nice bow, now. Why didn’t we watch this 25 years ago?

CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: This was better than the second movie. My one complaint is they didn’t really explain why Carol Anne was staying with her aunt and what happened to the rest of the family.


Directed by Gary Sherman.
Written by Gary Sherman, Brian Taggert (7 eps of V) & Steve Feke (11 eps of Beastmaster)

Heather O’Rourke (Poltergeist 1-2, 12 eps of Happy Days, 3 eps of Webster, 1 ep of CHiPS, 1 ep of Fantasy Island) as Carol Anne Freeling, the younger daughter.
Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist 1-2, Sixteen Candles, Pickett Fences, 1 ep of Caroline In The City, 1 ep of Tales From The Crypt) as Tangina, the paranormal expert.
Tom Skerritt (Ted, Big Man On Campus, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, 87 eps of Pickett Fences, 6 eps of Cheers, 2 eps of Bonanza, 1 ep of The Twilight Zone) as Bruce Gardner.
Nancy Allen (RoboCop movies) as Patricia Wilson-Gardner.
Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna In Twin Peaks, Happiness, Wayne’s World, Men In Black 2) as Donna Gardner. She plays a Donna in Twin Peaks, too! This was her first movie. Hmm.
Kipley Wentz as Scott.
Richard Fire as Dr. Seaton.
Nathan Davis (Risky Business, 1 ep of Cheers) as Reverend Henry Kane.
Roger May as Burt.
Joey Garfield (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Jeff. (more…)