PUFF-TOBER-WEEN: Day 29: Kane from Poltergeist II

Day 29As we’re winding down with Puff-Tober-Ween, I’m faced with a plethora of scary moments and not enough days to share them (I’ll save them for Puff-Tober-Ween II: The Reckoning).

I think a lot of people from my generation have fond memories of the movie Poltergeist and then some not so fond memories of its sequel, Poltergeist II: The Other Side. That said, the sequel had a few things going for it, particularly the inclusion of the Kane, played by the late Julian Beck. The scene where Kane comes to the house to visit the family is a real gem. The way he sings and slowly approaches the house as it begins to rain has some genuine suspense in its favor, and the way Kane gradually transforms from a gentle old man into a real threat is chilling.

Rewatching the scene now makes me want to give the whole movie another chance.

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About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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