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During the early 1990s a script for, a potential prequel as the fourth installment in the Poltergeist film series. was being written. But, this version of Poltergeist IV was set to have less special effects and be a psychological horror


The script would have followed Reverend Kane, the main antagonist of Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III focusing on the events leading up to his followers and his own death which was briefly explored in Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. This fell through and several other "Poltergeist IV" plans came into the line which included the proposed idea of Martin Casella, a cast member from the original 1982 film, writing the fourth film
  2. Nothing ever came of it.


  • A 2015 remake of the 1982 Poltergeist film premiered as the fourth installment.