The second sequel to the hit 1982 haunted-house extravaganza is an erratic affair, containing some promising ideas and clever effects that, unfortunately, are haphazardly presented in a narrative so perfunctory as to be almost nonexistent. The brainchild of writer-director Gary Sherman
(who had the project dumped in his lap by the studio), POLTERGEIST III shifts the focus of the series from the suburbs to the city, setting the action in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art high-rise complex in Chicago full of shops, offices, and apartments. Little blonde-haired Carol Anne
(Heather O'Rourke) lives with her Aunt Trish (Nancy Allen), her Uncle Bruce (Tom Skerritt), a...