The Poltergeist curse

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    Strange things happened during the filming of the three Poltergeist movies. A cast member was murdered shortly after the first film, an American Indian actor died during routine surgery after he performed a Shaman exorcism, another actor narrowly missed death in a plane crash when he changed his seat and the child star died at age 12 before the 3rd sequel was completed..
     
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    If the same cast had filmed a movie about a lost dog traveling across country on its own to be reunited with its family, it would be a coincidence and not a curse. There are people who claim the superman franchise is cursed, but my god that thing runs 70+ years. That is a lot of time for people to get sick and die.
     
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    Yeah but these people died a violent death or became sick and died before the trilogy was completed. There are other strange incidents that didn't result in death.
     
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    I didn't know the kid died....do you mean the blond girl that played the youngest daughter?.....
     
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    Yeah, the star of all three movies. She died before they tied up the 3rd movie and they had to do some stand-in scenes. Septic poisoning from the intestine was apparently the diagnosis.
     
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    Here's where it starts to fall apart. It is claimed by the likes of H'wood writer A.J.Benza that the curse is based on a human skeleton they used in the first movie and continued to use in the second Poltergeist movie. I seriously doubt that it is legal to use real human body parts from a deceased person in a movie but it makes for a good yarn.
     

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