They're here.
~ Carol Anne Freeling

Carol Anne Freeling is one of the main protagonists of the Poltergeist trilogy. She is a "clairvoyant" and has the power to see, hear and communicate ghosts through a TV set, especially she can see Kane, another ghost. She is portrayed by the late Heather 'O Rourke.


Carol Anne is kidnapped by the malevolent ghosts in the first Poltergeist film and her family battles a demon known as The Beast with the help from a spiritual medium in order to retrieve her.

In Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Carol Anne and her family are now living in Phoenix, Arizona where they are ambushed by Kane, who is after the young girl.

In Poltergeist III, Carol Anne is living in Chicago with her Aunt and Uncle, where she is attending a special school. Unfortunately, she is found once more by Reverend Henry Kane.



  • She is one of only two characters to appear in all three movies.
  • It is revealed that she communicates with the ghosts through a dead channel on TV.

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