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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  23 May 1986 (USA)
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

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The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, a religeous zealot responsible for the deaths of his many followers. His goal is simple - he wants the angelic Carol Anne; but the love of her family and the power of psychic Tangina once again unite, along with an elderly native American, to fight for her life. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,996,665 (USA)
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When Carol Ann's pink phone rings, it's due to a leak in the roof. Then it rings continuously, but when she starts to answer... it's totally dry and the area is totally dry as well. See more »

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Kane: [to Steve about Taylor] Please! Open your hearts and your minds to what I am saying. He is dangerous. I can see that he has a strong hold on this family. Who do your wife and children turn to with they're problems? They turn to him, now don't they? They don't trust you anymore, but what you fear, is that you're not man enough to hold this family together.
Steve Freeling: [stunned] How do you know?
Kane: Because, I'm smart. And I'm your friend. And I know... what you are thinking.
Steve Freeling: How?
Kane: Now, let me in, and let's talk ...
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A fun sequel to watch
17 November 2000 | by (Lakewood, Colorado) – See all my reviews

"Poltergeist II: The Other Side" is a very interesting movie despite the fact that the plot was rather subpar. My favorite movie of all time is the original "Poltergeist," and this movie is a respectable sequel. I like it because of the character Kane, for one, who gives the movie another ghostly dimension. Julian Beck was wonderful in the film as Kane. Also, the children remained good actors, especially the late Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne. This is another strong performance by the young actress, and would have gone on to be a wonderful adult actress later in life had she lived. All in all, I give it a 7.5 out of 10.


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