A few years back, I researched the so-called Curse of the movie The Exorcist, and what I found was fairly creepy. So I decided to revisit the Poltergeist curse, to see what was truth and what was rumor. While a number of people associated with the original three Poltergeist movies have passed away, only two deaths stand out as sudden and unexpected, and both involved actresses in the first movie, which came out in 1982. The 22-year-old actress who portrayed the older sister Dana Freeling, Dominique Dunne, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend five months after the movie's release.
The little blond girl who most people picture when they think of the movies--the child who announces "They're here" in a spooky singsong voice as static drones from the television set--died suddenly at age 12. Heather O'Rourke began playing the character Carol Anne Freeling at the age of six. A seemingly ordinary illness from the flu advanced into septic shock, and she passed away on the operating table in February 1988, before the third movie was released.
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