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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

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

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Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
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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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Spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting. 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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"God is in His Holy Temple" is played on the soundtrack or spoken aloud nine times. 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 »

Quotes

Taylor: You feel like a leaf at the mercy of the wind, don't you?
Steve Freeling: Yeah, that's right. That's me.
Taylor: Since the day you were born one way or another, someone has been doing something to you.
Steve Freeling: No I... I don't think that's true.
Taylor: And they've been doing something to you against your will, and now you're feeling helpless, like a leaf in the wind.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, it would help me out a lot if you just say what's on your mind so I can understand you.
Taylor: You understand me. No matter how much you like to feel sorry for yourself...
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The opening credits take nearly five minutes to play out. See more »

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27 May 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Poltergeist II is one of better ghost/horror sequels I've seen, a story where the Freeling family moves to a new house, but followed by the supernatural, in the form of Reverend Kane.

Being a movie made in the early 1980s, like its prequel, it still holds a great amount of horror, as its elements will grip you and send chills down your spine. This movie doesn't rely on gore and violence to make it entertaining, but rather relies on the ghosts' presence and their frightening powers that they are able to unleash onto the unfortunately family, highlighted also in very polished and keen special effects.

The screenplay and story by Michael Grais and Mark Victor were well-written, giving us a captivating and exciting plot, and the direction by Brian Gibson is solid and thrilling like the original. The cast of characters gave another superb and heartfelt performance.

Overall, it's a good continuation of the original Poltergeist, but also works great as a sequel with its unique storyline superb acting.

Grade B+


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