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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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Cast

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Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
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John P. Whitecloud ...
Old Indian
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Helen Boll ...
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Jaclyn-Rose Lester ...
Young Diane (as Jaclyn Bernstein)
Robert Lesser ...
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist II  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,996,665 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a supposed "Poltergeist Curse" surrounding the three films in the series. Actress Dominique Dunne was murdered by her boyfriend after finishing the first film. Actor Julian Beck died of stomach cancer after shooting the second film. Actress Heather O'Rourke died of a mystery case of intestinal stenosis shortly before completion of the third film. Also, many cast members' careers have suffered after appearing in the films. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Steve gives Taylor the station wagon, Tangina hugs the family and then disappears. Taylor gets in the car and drives off and Tangina is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Steve Freeling: [to Taylor] You can stay in the house, OK. You can have my aura, my spirits, the ghosts, the whole deal, the whole casaba. But keep your hands off my car, OK. Hands off! Its worse than it was before.
Taylor: Car's still angry, huh?
Steve Freeling: Angry? That car is pissed!
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Crazy Credits

The last shot of the family running after the car forms an initial backdrop for the end credits. See more »

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User Reviews

 
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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