Reverend Henry Kane

Reverend Henry Kane is the main antagonist of the Poltergeist film series (although in the first film, he was simply named "The Beast") - in life he was a leader of a Satanic, 19th century utopian cult who held an apocalyptic view on the world, sealing himself and his followers inside a cave system in area to die: this location would eventually be built over to make the home the Freeling family would reside in within Cuesta Verde in California. This origin story contradicts the original movie's plot but seems to be the official story of the sequels.

He was portrayed by Julian Beck.


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