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Parents' Guide to

Poltergeist 3

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Cheesy sequel has some suspense, supernatural violence.

Movie PG-13 2003 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


This movie is all right and a little bit disappointing but scary for Halloween!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+


This film is very good! I think parents should know it has nothing of sex,, but many bad words

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

With the right attitude and low expectations, POLTERGEIST 3 can be an enjoyable experience of so-bad-it's-good proportions. The dialogue is hilariously bad (especially between Tom Skeritt and Nancy Allen's characters as they have their trials and tribulations with the demons), the special effects are almost as dated as Lara Flynn Boyle's hairstyle, and the plot is beyond ludicrous, even for a B-movie horror flick. While there are some instances of corpses and demon abduction, Poltergeist 3 tries to mine as much horror out of mirrors as possible.

Poltergeist 3 really should not have been made, but seeing how it was the '80s and all trilogies from successful first films must run their course, alas, it was made. Unintentionally, the laughs outnumber the scares. If you're looking for a cheesy horror movie for Halloween, Poltergeist 3 just might be what you're looking for. Just don't have high hopes, and you'll be fine.

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