With the reboot of the legendary horror movie “Poltergeist” comes a resurgence of claims about the purported “curse” that surrounds the original film franchise, which first premiered to terrified audiences back in 1982. After all, it didn’t take long for ”Poltergeist” to become known as the “most cursed production of all time,” as the deaths of numerous cast members caused some to wonder if something far more sinister than mere chance was at play, the Daily Mail reported, It’s a track record that, at first glance, might raise some eyebrows. First and foremost, there was actress Dominique Dunne, who played eldest daughter Dana Freeling in the film; she was murdered by her boyfriend not long after the movie premiered.
Then, actor Julian Beck, who played preacher Henry Kane in “Poltergeist II,” died of stomach cancer in 1985, according to the Daily Mail. But it doesn’t end there. Two years later, actor Will Sampson who played a medicine man named Taylor in the second film also died of kidney failure at the age of 53. And perhaps most shockingly, in 1988, Heather O’Rourke, the 12-year-old girl who played character Carol Anne Freeling, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest due to undiagnosed intestinal stenosis that led to shock and damaged her heart and lungs. FULL REPORT