NOTE: This is totally a fictional character. Do not confuse this character with a real life person.
Mr. Lewis Teague

Mr. Lewis Teague

You son of a bitch, you moved the cemetery but you left the bodies, didn't you!? You son of a bitch! You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones!! You only moved the headstones!!! WHY?! WHY?!
~ Steve Freeling to Lewis Teague.

Mr. Lewis Teague,, was a minor character in the 1982 thriller film Poltergeist. Although he was not exactly antagonistic towards the victims of the infamous haunting, he was indirectly responsible for their plight as he had lied to Steve Freeling about the relocation of the gravesite upon which he built several homes in Cuesta Verde, amongst them the future home of the Freeling family (who worked for him).

He was portrayed by the late James Karen.


Lewis Teague had actually left the bodies and moved only the headstones, causing many spirits of the buried to become confused and lost - in the process, he also awoke the demon known as Reverend Henry Kane (known at the time as "the Beast").

Lewis' crime is not revealed until the climax of the film when the spirits begin to attack the Freeling family by literally spewing out the remains of the cemetery beneath the house - prompting Steve to angrily yell at Lewis over what had transpired before he ran to save his family.

Lewis was left in shock as he watched the house literally implode as the spirits took their final revenge by destroying the structure that had defiled their sacred site - though much of the surrounding community was also destroyed.

It is unknown what happened to him afterwards, but he owns authorities and Cuesta Verde tenants tons of explanations.


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