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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

 -  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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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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The Freeling family's struggle with spirits begins again... See more »

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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,996,665 (USA)
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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 »

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When Steve and Diane back away from the Beast, Steve knocks down a picture frame, but in the following shot of the floor, it's gone. See more »

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Grandma Jess in another person's body: Listen, children. You can't run from this thing. It has made contact and it will stop at nothing. You've got to fight it head-on. Stay together. Be loving. Be brave.
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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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