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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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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"They're back". All the members of the wonderful Freeling family who won your hearts before. "They're back". All the strange forces that terrified the Freelings - and enthralled you. "They're back". The thrills, the chills, the laughs, the gasps, the excitement and the wonder of one of the greatest movie stories of our time. See more »

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Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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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

Novelisation by Stephen King. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Steven vomits the slug, it rolls under the bed causing it to shake, when the shot of the bed from above is seen you can clearly see that a man is underneath pushing it up and down See more »

Quotes

Old Indian: Car's still angry, eh?
Steve Freeling: Angry? That car's 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 »

Connections

Featured in Ghostmakers: The Magic of Poltergeist 2 (1986) See more »

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The Freeling Family in the Temple of Doom
11 September 2016 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Nonsensical supernatural thriller continues the other-worldly nightmares plaguing the TV set-fearing Freeling family, originally introduced in 1982's "Poltergeist". Here, a Native American shaman helps protect the family from the spirit of a demonic, skeletal preacher who wants to possess little Carol Anne. Depressive sequel reunites the central cast members from the original but fails to build on their characters (much of this seems like a cheaply-rendered rerun). Director Brian Gibson mistakes tasteless jolts (such as "the Vomit Monster") for scary thrills--and has a severe case of Spielberg-itis besides. Few involved with the project were satisfied with the results, and smart audiences knew to stay away. *1/2 from ****


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