Poltergeist: The Legacy

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  • 1996
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.0  (1,736)

Poltergeist the Legacy is a television series that was made in Canada. This show is in the horror genre and is therefore one that is thrilling and scary at the same time when watching it. This show aired from 1996 to 1999 and was about a secret society known as the Legacy. They were looking to protect the human population from the occult. Despite the name being Poltergeist, there is no relation between the show and the movie trilogy of the same name. When the show started out it was shown on the cable station Showtime. After three seasons the show was canceled. In recent years the show was released on home video so fans of the show will be able to purchase all of the seasons and episodes of this show at their own convenience. The storyline of the show is quite intriguing. A group known as the Legacy was established in England, near London during the 6th century. This society was looking to gather ancient knowledge, collect artifacts and deal with paranormal problems. They were also looking to protect the human population from evil supernatural spirits. Shortly after the establishment of the secret society, it expanded all over the world. During the expansion of the organization they made branches in other cities and countries which had small groups of specialist members. In each house there is a ruling party known as a Precept. This individual wears a ring with a L logo on it. Over the course of the series other houses are mentioned but the show focuses on the San Francisco location. The main protagonist is Dr. Derek Rayne who is the Precept of the San Francisco house. He is in charge of the house which is located in a mansion on Angel Island. In order for the house to hide its true identity it poses as the Luna Foundation which collects artifacts and antiques along with participating in charitable causes. Throughout the show, the Legacy members always look to find the secrets of supernatural terror and protect people from the evil and darkness that is causes. Those who like shows with a horror theme will likely enjoy this show. Anyone who likes to watch shows that have suspense and thrills will also like this show quite a bit.

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Seasons
The Beast Within
22. The Beast Within
November 12, 1999
The series finale comes with an explosive end. The team has battled many enemies in the field in the past four years but the final battle is one fought in their own home. While Kristin's sacrafice held off the seal to hell from being temporarily opened it will take another to seal it completely...the question is can the Legacy team go on after losing their home and perhaps friend??
Infernal Affairs
21. Infernal Affairs
November 5, 1999
A deck of anciet tarot cards provides a bit of fun for Alex, Derek and Nick at the Legacy House. However, each reading comes with painful reminders of what their work within the Legacy has cost each of them.
The Mephisto Strain
20. The Mephisto Strain
October 8, 1999
Nick comes home and isn't quite in a "Honey I'm Home" mood as his first priority is to kill Alex!! Realizing something is wrong Alex does the only thing she can do to protect herself and help her friend...tie him up and search the database for answers as Nick continues his hallucinagetic trip down memory lane.
Sabbath's End
19. Sabbath's End
October 1, 1999
Kat's insistence in once again renewing a friendship with Miranda puts her in mortal danger. Her refusal to listen to anyone but Miranda puts her soul in danger as her body is taken over and has no other option but to hope her family will find out the truth before its too late!
Gaslight
18. Gaslight
September 24, 1999
After inheriting the family estate Rachel's patient begins having haunting experiences relating to her family's tragic endings. Rachel and Derek find more than a ghost story as they begin searching through the girl's life and realize that someone may want her dead in order to get her fortune...
The Portents
17. The Portents
September 17, 1999
Alex and Rachel discover the portal to Hell lies under their very Legacy House as strange occurences happen all over the world and one of their own comes down with a deadly disease. Depending on their own faith to get them through it all help comes in the unexpected form of an old friend...
Forget Me Not
16. Forget Me Not
September 10, 1999
While watching an old home video Rachel and Kat notice a discrepancy in the film. Further investigation reveals a long kept secret by Rachel that threatens Kat's life in the form of a new friend.
Body and Soul
15. Body and Soul
August 27, 1999
Reed Horton returns determined to give Derek a final and unpredictable blow with an explosive ending for certain reporter. Alex must race to help Derek as he becomes certain he must defeat Horton alone and is trapped by him.
She's Got the Devil in Her Heart
14. She's Got the Devil in Her Heart
August 20, 1999
Karen Morgan is released from her watery grave and is intent on rekindling a romantic relationship with Nick. Disguising herself and under another alias she seeks out Rachel as psychiatrist and Nick's friend, Mike McCreedy, as a "love" interest. Karen's unquenchable thirst for sucking life out of men, however, soon puts the team back on her trail...but will it be too late?
The Sacrifice (2)
13. The Sacrifice (2)
August 6, 1999
Reed Horton's plan to place an unfix-able hole in the Legacy begins to work as Kristin leaves the Legacy for good after the death of her brother. Derek, Nick and Phillip are on their own as most of the Boston House has been taken down and the Catholic Church refuses to acknowledge any truth to Mordecai ever existing. Ultimately, a takes one of the member's to sacrifice themselves in order to stop Mordecai for good and put a temporary hold on Horton...
Unholy Congress (1)
12. Unholy Congress (1)
July 30, 1999
Kristen returns to Boston at Jane Witherspoon's request to help with a series of disappearances and deaths she fears have a supernatural explanation. Jane isn't mistaken as the catacombs under the city meant to hold the spirit of a malevolent preacher is opened by two city workers. Unbeknown to both Legacy teams, SF & Boston, Dr. Benjamin Church joins forces with Reed Horton and both plan revenge on those closest to them as well as any innocent that gets in the way. Phillip Callahan returns to help the team as best he can while tending to his dwindling flock.
Still Waters
11. Still Waters
June 25, 1999
Alex wrestles with the guilt and grief of losing her Grandmother as Rose's spirit urges her to save another from the same fate. The spirit of a young boy drowned years prior has returned to seek revenge on another and Alex must help convince the boy to resist vengeance and move on.
Wishful Thinking
10. Wishful Thinking
June 18, 1999
While shopping around in an antique store Milo, Derek's old friend, comes across a bottle containing a female Genie he's spent a lifetime searching to possess. However, before he can complete his wishes the Genie, Janelle, tricks him and knocks him out in order to seek revenge on her previous masters. Milo calls on Derek to help him find his beloved Genie in order to complete his wishes but things change for the worse when Megan becomes trapped in Janelle's bottle in order to gain her own freedom.
Initiation
9. Initiation
June 11, 1999
Kat expands her tutoring sessions in magic with Miranda much to Rachel's char-grin and rebels even against her once close Legacy friends. Her tricks and games again place one of the team member's lives in danger.
Brother's Keeper
8. Brother's Keeper
June 4, 1999
Driving late at night Nick runs into a man claiming to be his deceased brother and newly escaped from Hell. Nick must decide whether to help the man or let him once again meet his fate by allowing the deadly Soul chaser hot on his trail trap him. The decision could cost Nick his own soul in exchange.
Double Cross (2)
7. Double Cross (2)
April 30, 1999
Franklin Cross takes over as interim Precept after Derek's apparent demise. The team blindly, but somewhat reluctantly, believed Derek as guilty the evidence again begins to change. Nick follows his instincts rather than the incriminating paper evidence and unreliable witnesses against his mentor to find a deadlier and more sinister plot.
The Traitor (1)
6. The Traitor (1)
April 23, 1999
Alex returns after an unexpected sabbatical as the team turns on Derek when an old case is re-opened. The twenty year old evidence begins pointing towards Derek as a cold blooded killer and old witnesses can no longer rely on their own accounts to save him. As he stands firm in his innocence those closest to him, except for one, lose all confidence in their friend, mentor and Precept.
The Possession
5. The Possession
April 16, 1999
Grandma Rose makes the trip from Baton Rouge to San Francisco to give Alex a special medalion in order to keep her safe. While in San Francisco Rose becomes ill and falls into a coma leaving with no hope of recovering as the doctors can find nothing physically wrong. Rose's deterioring health leaves Alex with no choice but to release the only one she can think to cure Rose from the very curse he placed on her...Euware.
The Painting
4. The Painting
April 9, 1999
A patient of Rachel's mysteriously vanishes after their last session and bequeaths her a beautiful but odd painting. After learning more about the young woman's disappearance and the history behind the painting itself the team becomes convinced it must be destroyed. Kat's new friend decides to teach Kat the art of the craft and Kat learns new secrets about herself in the process but puts an old friend's life in danger.
Vendetta
3. Vendetta
April 2, 1999
In a town where the locals keep a deep dark secret Derek and Kristin are asked to investigate the death of a young man by strangulation. Soon the number of bodies seem to escalate faster than Derek and Kristin can investigate...the cause...revenge.
Bird of Prey (2)
2. Bird of Prey (2)
March 26, 1999
Corvus was put to death but the murders continue...Alex forms an alliance with one of the victim's fiance and vows they will find her killer. Derek and Nick trail a reporter on a scoop to find the killer and a close encounter with an early demise of her own...as Rachel becomes to object of the Harvester's obsession. The team must come together with all their new found information and find were this new killer keeps his layer in order to stop him before they lose one of their own to his monsterosities.
Song of the Raven (1)
1. Song of the Raven (1)
March 19, 1999
Rachel performs a psychiatric evaluation on Raymond Corvus as Derek is convinced he is responsible for a series of murders identical to those he was tried and found guilty of committing. As Rachel struggles with the results of her evaluation and the knowledge it will put a man to death the team continues to research who is behind the newest 'harvester' type murders...
Description

Poltergeist the Legacy is a television series that was made in Canada. This show is in the horror genre and is therefore one that is thrilling and scary at the same time when watching it. This show aired from 1996 to 1999 and was about a secret society known as the Legacy. They were looking to protect the human population from the occult. Despite the name being Poltergeist, there is no relation between the show and the movie trilogy of the same name. When the show started out it was shown on the cable station Showtime. After three seasons the show was canceled. In recent years the show was released on home video so fans of the show will be able to purchase all of the seasons and episodes of this show at their own convenience.

The storyline of the show is quite intriguing. A group known as the Legacy was established in England, near London during the 6th century. This society was looking to gather ancient knowledge, collect artifacts and deal with paranormal problems. They were also looking to protect the human population from evil supernatural spirits. Shortly after the establishment of the secret society, it expanded all over the world. During the expansion of the organization they made branches in other cities and countries which had small groups of specialist members. In each house there is a ruling party known as a Precept. This individual wears a ring with a L logo on it. Over the course of the series other houses are mentioned but the show focuses on the San Francisco location. The main protagonist is Dr. Derek Rayne who is the Precept of the San Francisco house. He is in charge of the house which is located in a mansion on Angel Island. In order for the house to hide its true identity it poses as the Luna Foundation which collects artifacts and antiques along with participating in charitable causes. Throughout the show, the Legacy members always look to find the secrets of supernatural terror and protect people from the evil and darkness that is causes. Those who like shows with a horror theme will likely enjoy this show. Anyone who likes to watch shows that have suspense and thrills will also like this show quite a bit.

  • Premiere Date
    April 21, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (1,736)