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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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John P. Whitecloud ...
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Young Diane (as Jaclyn Bernstein)
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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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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,996,665 (USA)
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The International Extended Play laserdisc features a new scene from the original cut; after Tangina comes to the house and Diane has just had a vision, Kane makes a second attempt at getting into the house. The scene plays out at five minutes, but edited down to a mere eight seconds in the film (Kane is just seen walking past the house but doesn't go near it ). In the scene, Kane tries to torment Tangina and Diane tells him to leave them alone. Kane says he remembers Diane as the one who took Carol-Anne away from him. He says "You won't win this time. I'm always watching and I will take Carol-Anne from you and there is nothing you can do about it!" Tangina retorts by saying Taylor knows how to stop him, because he's more powerful, and he will find a way to banish Kane and his followers forever, in which Kane looks rather worried. All Kane has to say to that is "I will find a way into this house and when I do...I will kill you all!" And with that, he walks off into the distance. See more »

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In the scene where Carol-Anne is drying her dolls hair, Carol-Anne has wet hair, later in the scene when Steve tells Diane she never wanted Carol-Anne, Carol-Anne peers round the bathroom door with dry hair, yet earlier in the scene Diane says to Steve that she should dry Carol-Anne's hair, this clearly indicates different times when the scene was filmed. See more »

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Taylor: Children have fought wars, have built nations. They are strong and have courage, don't treat them any less THAN that because they're young.
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The opening credits take nearly five minutes to play out. See more »

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Not as good as first movie
3 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

This sequel was not as good as first movie at all, it was decent follow up.

I found this movie a little be more creepy then first movie as the tall old man Taylor , Man was he really creepy.

I found some parts of the movie a little dull at times, I did get little bored at times, didn't flow like the first movie.

The ending was really nice (Maybe little cheesy for nowadays) and fits in with the the movie.

The acting was really good from the whole cast, 6 out of 10


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