Monday, January 30, 2017
In my interview with David Furtney, I mention the rule of three. The rule can also pertain to most third films in a franchise. Sometimes it goes really good. Dream Warriors will always be the shining example of this. Sometimes it can go really bad. Godfather Part III anyone? And sometimes, you get a third in a franchise where the filmmakers and even the fans aren't sure what to think exactly. Those films rarely get their proper due. Poltergeist III is one of those films. And now, like many others before it, Scream Factory is releasing it on a gorgeous collector's edition Blu-ray.
Monday, January 2, 2017
There is something about the number three. Three strikes and you're out, third time's the charm, etc. Also, the warning that "death comes in threes". This expression couldn't ring more true than for the Poltergeist film franchise. From the tragic murder of Dominique Dunne shortly after the release of the first film, Julian Beck's haunting final performance as Reverend Kane in Poltergeist II and the heartbreaking (and even sadder, unnecessary) death of Heather O'Rourke that overshadowed the third and final film. An air of mystery has always hung grimly over this franchise. For years, David Furtney has attempted to shed some light on the darkness that has blanketed what happened behind the scenes of P3, both during production and how Miss O'Rourke's death was handled during post-production. Through years of research, phone calls and e-mails, Furtney has gathered a wealth of knowledge regarding these movies, rivaling that of people directly involved with the making of them. He used this information to create what can only be called THE quintessential website for fans and noobs alike, poltergeistiii.com.