It’s no secret that the Poltergeist films have had their fair share of bad luck over the years. Just last month we posted about some strange occurrences happening on the set of the remake (which opens on Friday). The original trilogy had no less than four actors die in the 6 years between the three films’ releases, which is the “curse” that many people refer to when talking about the films. In light of the release of the remake this week, we thought we would take a look back at the timeline of the infamous Poltergeist curse.
Dominique Dunne – November 4, 1982
The actress best known for playing Dana Freeling in the first Poltergeist film was strangled by her boyfriend just four months after the film was release in 1982. After slipping into a coma, she was declared brain dead and her mother removed her from life support.