Carol Anne Freeling
(Heather O'Rourke) is sent by her parents
to Chicago to stay with her Aunt Patricia
(Nancy Allen), Uncle Bruce (Tom Skerritt)
and cousin Donna (Lara Flynn Boyle) at a
highrise building to get special
treatment from a psychiatrist named
Doctor Seaton (Richard Fire) as he
frightens her more than helping her which
lead the head spirit Reverend Kane
(Nathan Davis) to Carol Anne as he
continues to haunt her as he lurks in
every mirror in the building that she's
Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein) senses
that Kane has found her and blames Seaton
for it as she is sucked into the other
side and helps both Patricia and Bruce to
try and rescue her since she has a
necklace that is powerful. The only thing
that will make Kane win this battle is if
the family loses their love for one
another out of fear.
They spot Carol Anne running in the
hallway building but is it a trap caused
by Kane in order to keep their niece? The
two of them put themselves at risk to try
and rescue her as Kane also has their
daughter Donna. Patricia slwoly loses her
faith with her family and grows more
terrified from all of this.
A good beginning with a camera
shot on a window building being washed
with Carol Anne Freeling staring
inside and then a good camera shot on
a mysterious window washer looking back smiling and waving and then
later on a nice shot on him dressed as
Kane which looked slightly creepy.
There's good shots on the glass walkways
with some cracks forming.
A nice shot on Patricia Wilson-Gardner looking up at her building with a
We have some corny moments that involved a child acting like a brat in a van
driving to school which also involved Carol Anne with some others too as it didn't seem to
fit and was a little too comedically
We have a good moment with Carol Anne in a silent room screaming and freaking
out and then a good instruction by Dr. Seaton helping her with a nice
conversation with them together and him talking
to her about her staring at the mirror
wall all the time.
A nice shot on a mirror wall with a hand
holding an object and Carol Anne screaming and running away and then Dr. Seaton staring at the reflection on the
hand throwing the object at the mirror
and the mirror shattering. This looked quite suspenseful.
During this time we also have a good shot
on Tangina Barrons overly
pouring some tea in a cup and then the
camera looking up to her glaring in shock
realising that Kane found the poor child
and haunting her again.
There's a good discussion between Patricia and Bruce Gardner while
getting ready for an outing as they look
natural portraying a couple. There's a
nice shot on the two walking down the
building hall with a mirror reflection
shot on Kane opening each room
door to stare at them.
A good conversation between Donna Gardner and Carol Anne as
it seems like a real friendship
A good shot on Donna walking in
the hallway with the reflection shot once
again on Kane suddenly closing
the door each to the room he is at with a
great shot on Carol Anne jumping
and acting shocked then running to her
room. This looked mildly spooky to watch.
There's a good shot on Carol Anne standing near a window looking frightened
and then trying to walk near a mirror
with the other side grabbing her up along
with great shots on wind effects and
other suspenseful moments.
We have a nice scene between Scott and Donna in the
security room making a prank on their
friends swimming in a pool after hours as
it looked totally typical on teenagers
pulling jokes on them.
We have a good shot on Carol Anne running in the building garage parking
lot from the ghosts as well as a great
shot on a monstrous hand trying to pull
her in a puddle.
A good shot on both Scott and Donna trying to rescue Carol Anne from the puddle with the two of them
A nice shot on the pool freezing up and
then a crack in the ice.
Both Patricia and Bruce struggling at a door trying to pull Carol Anne out with good effects on a force sucking
them in. Then there's a good shot on Tangina watching and then touching her necklace
suddenly pushing them away telling them
that's not Carol Anne which was
incredibly effective along with a good
shot onthe fake Carol Anne showing an evil
angry expression towards her.
There's a good shot looking up on Tangina staring at the puddle trying to talk to
A nice shot on Donna crawling
out of a burned body acting hysterical as
well as a good shot on her screaming
while lying on a bed and then having Patricia getting emotional and not handling
any of this.
A good shot on Dr. Seaton looking at Carol Anne in an elevator and trying to open the
elevator doors before they close. Then we
have another good shot on the doors wide
open with the elevator already gone and
then having him being pushed in by Donna with her still evil expressions.
A good shot on both Donna and Scott making out looking evil with him tearing the side of her face and then
walking away with an evil laughter.
Good shots on Bruce trying to
chase after Carol Anne in the
A good shot on Tangina appearing
from some water in a freezing room and
handling Patricia and Bruce her necklace.
We have great shots on Patricia and Bruce running away from chasing
vehicles in frost at the garage parking
lot of the building.
They both do nicely acting full
of life thinking that they fought the
Nice discussion between the two in an
elevator and then he tells Patricia it wasn't Carol
Anne's fault from what happened and a
great suspenseful shot on a reflection of Kane screaming it is with the
elevator pausing and then falling with
them trying to struggle their balance.
The best moment was with Patricia crying and
telling Carol Anne that her family
loves her and so does she when this child says they don't which looked very
Bottom line is that this is a cheesier follow
up as it doesn't work too well and
nowhere as scary either. However, it does
explain on why Kane and the poltergeists
were fixated on Carol Anne and making a
good ending to the whole terrorising as
well. We have some teenagers partying and Carol
Anne is older and trying to be more
independent which works well along with
some good cheesy effects but however the
stroy was taken in a different direction
by not showing Carol Anne's family which
made the stroy very effective in the
first place. It's a little tongue in
cheek at times too which looked
incredibly corny. We do have some touching moments and alot
of topics about the other world and Kane
trying to get there too which makes you
think of your loved one's who passed on.
The acting is not
too bad. Nancy Allen (Patricia Wilson-Gardner) of course
does her job well as a nice but hard to
understand aunt in the film as it's good
to see her play that type of character
since I remember her nasty character in Carrie.
She showed alot of terrific emotions to
her part in the film.
Heather O'Rourke (Carol Anne Freeling) does well as she is
believable as an outgoing kid showing
that she is older and wiser than before. She does very well in a scene by convincing her fellow actress to go to her boyfriend's party as she
will be fine on her own as she sounds
very outgoing and mature the way she said
it. It was so sad she died before the release
of this film.
Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina Barrons) this time stole the
film with her performance as she seemed
very strong with her character in the
film showing no fear to the poltergeists. Shows off great expressions
with a chilling type of voice when she
talks about the doorway to the room is
angry and evil. Does well by trying to
talk to Carol Anne through the mirror
Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Gardner) does well as a
typical older teenager with a good heart
and does a great job portraying an evil
spirit too with her screaming and evil
Kipley Wentz (Scott) had the right looks as
the typical teenage boy next door that
the girls fall for and pulls off his
character not too badly. He does well trying to charm his onscreen girlfriend by getting some beer for their party. A good tense reaction on him
acting quivery after getting out of a deadly situation.
Richard Fire (Dr. Seaton) played a great arrogant
doctor in the film as you don't want to
have to deal with in your everyday life.
He makes his part very clear about that.
Nathan Davis (Reverend Henry Kane) played the part this time since the other actor sadly
passed away as he looked cheesily creepy
but had a good strong voice but it was
mainly due to sound effects too.
We have a supporting child actress Catherine
Gatz (Marcie Moyer) as a bratty little girl which
gets in the way with the story as she
seems very annoying and tongue in cheek.
Donna crawls out of a burnt
corpse with goo around her.
The side of Donna's face is torn off.
Kane's head is chopped off.
We have some descent piano
playing for the opening credits of the
film. There's also some cheesy
synthesizer music in the film as it shows
very little effect to the story involved.
Anne: [after missing her ride]
Great! I don't have to go to that creepy
My God! HE FOUND HER!
[on the phone] Dr Seaton? Kane
found Carol Anne, and it's all your
Gardner: [inside the security
office] Wanna see panic?
[over the intercom while watching her
friends swim in the pool]
Donna Gardner: This is the police!
We have you surrounded! Please come out
with your hands up and your pants down!
Scott: [on the intercom]
Hello, this is your camp director. Jeff,
quit pissing in the pool.
Carol Anne, don't afraid! We won't harm
you, we love you. You're are only angel,
who can lead us into the light. We would
never hurt you, NEVER! Don't run away
from me. We need you Carol Anne, LEAD US
INTO THE LIGHT!
CAROL ANNE, CAROL ANNE, CAROL ANNE!
THAT'S NOT CAROL ANNE!
I'm one of your brother-in-laws, weirder
Gardner: Carol Anne! Carol Anne!
Pat Gardner: Bruce! Bruce! Bruce!
Gardner: [after Bruce gets sucked
into the window void outside the
building, Carol Anne shows up to warn Pat
Pat Gardner: Carol Anne!
Carol Anne: [sadly] Go
away, Pat! He doesn't want them, he only
wants me! You don't love me, you don't
want me here. My parents don't love me
either. They sent me away. Kane loves me,
Kane wants me!
[holds out her hand]
Carol Anne: Give me Tangina's
necklace and you can have Bruce and Donna
back. They're your family. I'll go with
Pat Gardner: [voice quivering]
Your mom and dad do love you! They love
you very much! And I love you too. It's
hard for me to show it sometimes but I do
Carol Anne: [doesn't believe
her] No, save your family! They're
the ones who mean something to you, not
Pat Gardner: [with tears in her
eyes] That's not true! You are part
of my family! You and Donna are like my
children! I love you, Carol Anne and I'll
do anything to prove that! You've got to
Carol Anne: [angrily] No!
Pat Gardner: [sobbing]
Carol Anne: [with Kane's voice
and face] Go away!
[Pat jumps back in shock and the
spirit masquerading as Carol Anne
disappears into the void]
Kane! Give her back her family. You don't
need them. You don't need Carol Anne! I
can lead you into the light. I have the
KNOWLEDGE... and the POWER!