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American Poltergeist 3 (2015)

The Linda Vista Project (original title)
| Horror | 2015 (USA)
An expert in paranormal Emily Strand takes her team on their last ghost hunt to explain the supernatural. She finds her team terrorized in one of Americas most haunted places. Escaping from the supernatural is their only chance to survive.

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John Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Anderson ... Emily Strand
Yeniffer Behrens ... Wife
Mauricio Mendoza ... Husband
Christopher Allen-Nelson Christopher Allen-Nelson ... Dawson
Kara Luiz ... Cassy
Michael G. Coleman Michael G. Coleman ... Will
Caroline Mann Caroline Mann ... Lacey
Paul Dietz Paul Dietz ... Chase
Mike Jerome Putnam ... Officer Hamilton
Douglas Tait ... Demon Elemental
Esther Villatoro ... Ghost Nurse Betty (as Esther Krimmel)
Mike Quiroga ... Ghost Surgeon / Doctor
Adam Clarke Adam Clarke ... Officer Wiggum
Jimmy Dux Jimmy Dux ... Ghost Surgeon / Doctor
Mar Garcia Mar Garcia ... Ghost Nurse
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In 2012 a group of paranormal researchers lead by Emily Strand (Whitney Anderson) set forth on their last ghost hunt in one of America's most haunted hospitals in the community of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California. They never expected the haunt of a lifetime. This collective of paranormal researchers whose focus was to help explain the paranormal by holding educational and informative community events and sharing 3 years of ongoing paranormal research at one of the most haunted location in the Unites States. Some of their lives would tragically come to an end at the Linda Vista Hospital. Written by JJ Rogers

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Some Doors Should Not Be Opened

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2015 (USA) See more »

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American Conjuring See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The Linda Vista Project: Were they even trying?
6 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

If a movie has multiple names it always loses credibility for me, this has quite a few.

Known as The Linda Vista Project, American Conjuring, The Hospital and American Poltergeist 3. The latter being the most interesting as there are two different franchises called American Poltergeist, both with multiple films and quite frankly it's hard to identify which fits into which.

It tells the story of a group of ghost hunters in the infamous Linda Vista building which you may already know was an insane asylum once upon a time. Needless to say spooky things happen, stuff gets out of control and cue credits.

Yes this exact storyline has been done dozens of times, in fact several have already been done in the Linda Vista building. What sets this marginally apart from the rest is that it isn't actually done in the found footage format like they usually are. Honestly however, that hasn't done it any favors at all.

Another thing it has is CGI and lots of it, generally you don't see that in these types of films. Instead of wonky shaky cam and furniture moving here we actually see the entities, but that really damages the film due to the incompetence of those responsible for the sfx.

But it's low budget you say? Correct, but it still had a full million under it's belt so it should have looked better than this. Instead it's all so very unforgivably ugly. Combine that with absolutely zero originality or character and you have a cookie cutter movie and a bad one at that.

The Good:

I love the Linda Vista building

Lead was above par

The Bad:

Religious nonsense

SFX are just plain ugly

Annoying needless flashes

Stock sound effects and screams


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