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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  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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Storyline

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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Spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting. See more »

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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,996,665 (USA)
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Trivia

Because Jerry Goldsmith returned to compose the sequel, 'Carol-Anne's Theme' returns from the first film's soundtrack, but the score for Poltergeist II consisted of mostly new material blending traditional orchestral elements with new electronic sounds. The soundtrack has been released three times; through Varese Sarabande in 1986, Intrada Records in 1993 and a deluxe edition by Sarabande in 2003. See more »

Goofs

During the shopping mall scene, where Carol Anne is running to find her mom and brother, you can see where there is plexiglass or glass between Kane and Carol Anne twice. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

In the credits, the words "Cavern and Mountaintop set materials by Foam-Tec" do not match with the rest of the closing credits. They seem to have been added on later. See more »

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Julian Beck steals the show in a terrorfying role.
18 December 1999 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

This isn't the best movie ever made, but it is one of the scariest. Julian Beck's final preformance scared the hell out of me, what an amazing actor. Sometimes I feel like Kane is standing behind me when I'm trying to sleep and he softly sings "God is in his holy temple". I've seen The Exorcist and I've seen The Blair Witch Project, I found both not scary, but this one scares me, a lot.


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