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Writers:
Michael Grais (written by)
Mark Victor (written by)
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Release Date:
23 May 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting. See more »
Plot:
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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The dangers of drinking the worm in tequilla graphically displayed. See more (107 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Brian Gibson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Grais  written by
Mark Victor  written by

Produced by
Lynn Arost .... associate producer
Freddie Fields .... executive producer
Michael Grais .... producer
Mark Victor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
Bud S. Smith (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta 
Monica Swann 
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
 
Makeup Department
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Adam Hill .... special makeup effects moldmaker: Boss Films (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tom Joyner .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director
Regina Gordon .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
William J. Durrell Jr. .... assistant art director
H.R. Giger .... conceptual artist
George Jenson .... illustrator
Jerry Moss .... property master
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction coordinator (as John J. Rutchland)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Roy Barnes .... set designer (uncredited)
Greg Papalia .... set designer (uncredited)
Mark Siegel .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound effects editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Dudeck .... sound editor
Scott Hecker .... special sound effects editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising adr editor (as Paul Huntsman)
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard Neiman .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor
Al Overton .... sound mixer
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound effects editor
Frank Serafine .... special sound effects designer
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor (as Charles Smith)
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound editor (as Mark Stoeckinger)
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Craig Harris .... special sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects technician: Boss Film Corporation
Randy Cabral .... special effects technician: Boss Film Corporation
Daniel Hutten .... special effects technician: Boss Film Corporation
Michael Lantieri .... special effects coordinator
Robert Spurlock .... head special effects technician: Boss Film Corporation
Brian Tipton .... special effects: first unit
Charles Schneider .... monster puppeteer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Susan Alpert .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation (as Sue Alpert)
Susan Alpert .... visual effects production assistant: Boss Film Corporation (as Sue Alpert)
Michael Backauskas .... visual effects editor: Boss Film Corporation
Mat Beck .... visual effects camera: Boss Film Corporation (as Matt Beck)
Peter Berman .... first assistant camera: Boss Film Corporation
Brent Boates .... production illustrator: Boss Film Corporation
Dale Brady .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
John Bruno .... visual effects art director: Boss Film Corporation
Theresa Burkett .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Roberto Carlos .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Craig Caton .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Glenn Chaika .... visual effects animator: Boss Film Corporation
Nancy Cipes .... visual effects production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Mike Cobos .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Randall William Cook .... creatures creator: Boss Film Corporation
Charles Cowles .... optical camera operator: Boss Film Corporation
Margaret Craig-Chang .... visual effects assistant animator: Boss Film Corporation
Ken Dudderar .... visual effects precision cinetechnician: Boss Film Corporation
Richard Edlund .... visual effects supervisor
Leslie Ekker .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Robert Eyslee .... chief lighting technician: Boss Film Corporation
James M. Falkinburg .... production advisor: Boss Film Corporation (as James Nelson)
Ed Felix .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Eric Fiedler .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Paulette C. Fine .... visual effects accountant: Boss Film Corporation (as Paulette Fine)
Eddie Garcia .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Deborah Gaydos .... visual effects assistant animator: Boss Film Corporation (as Deborah Ann Gaydos)
Screaming Mad George .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Ron Gress .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Alan Harding .... optical camera operator: Boss Film Corporation
Rebecca Heskes .... visual effects technical animator: Boss Film Corporation (as Petrulli Heskes)
Renee Holt .... visual effects assistant animator: Boss Film Corporation
Jeff Howard .... visual effects animator: Boss Film Corporation
Jerry Jeffres .... visual effects electronic: Boss Film Corporation
Steve Johnson .... creatures creator: Boss Film Corporation
Ed Jones .... optical lineup: Boss Film Corporation
Dave Kelsey .... creature shop coordinator: Boss Film Corporation
Makio Kida .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Neil Krepela .... matte department supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Brad Kuehn .... optical lineup: Boss Film Corporation
Robin Dean Leyden .... visual effects electronic: Boss Film Corporation (as Robin Leyden)
Mauro Maressa .... visual effects animator: Boss Film Corporation
Mary Mason .... optical coordinator: Boss Film Corporation
George E. Mather .... production supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Dave Matherly .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Matthew .... visual effects precision cinetechnician: Boss Film Corporation
Pat McClung .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Richard Medina .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects editor: Boss Film Corporation
Henry Minski .... visual effects first assistant camera: Boss Film Corporation
Virgil Mirano .... still photographer: Boss Film Corporation
Michele Moen .... matte artist: Boss Film Corporation
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects editorial consultant: Boss Film Corporation (as Ronald Moore)
Thaine Morris .... special effects foreman: Boss Film Corporation
Bill Neil .... director of photography: Boss Film Corporation
Lisa Nielsen .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Roberto Olivas .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation (as Bobby Olivas)
Clint Palmer .... first assistant camera: Boss Film Corporation (as Clinton Palmer)
Samuel E. Recinos .... visual effects technical animator: Boss Film Corporation (as Samuel Recinos)
Chris Regan .... optical lineup: Boss Film Corporation
Peggy Regan .... visual effects animator: Boss Film Corporation
Pat Repola .... lab technician: Boss Film Corporation (as Patrick Repola)
Pete Romano .... camera operator: Boss Film Corporation
Richard Ruiz .... effects chief moldmaker: Boss Film Corporation
Jon Schreiber .... visual effects production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Dennis Schultz .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Nick Seldon .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation (as Nicholas Seldon)
David Shwartz .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Siegel .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Paul Skylar .... model maker: Boss Film Corporation
Richard Snell .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Stetson .... model shop supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Wayne Strong .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation
Annick Therrien .... visual effects technical animation supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Lynda Thompson .... visual effects production coordinator: Boss Film Corporation (as Lynda Lemon)
Eusebio Torres .... visual effects assistant animator: Boss Film Corporation
Patrick Van Auken .... key grip: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Vargo .... optical supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Garry Waller .... special project supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Joni Waller .... visual effects production assistant: Boss Film Corporation (as Joni Harding)
Mary E. Walter .... optical lineup: Boss Film Corporation (as Mary Walter)
Mark West .... visual effects design engineer: Boss Film Corporation
Charles Whiteman .... visual effects chief engineer: Boss Film Corporation
Robert Wilcox .... visual effects electronic: Boss Film Corporation
Bess Wiley .... matte camera assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Steven Willis .... creature crew: Boss Film Corporation (as Steve Willis)
Mark Bryan Wilson .... first technician: Boss Film Corporation (as Mark Wilson)
Terry Windell .... production illustrator: Boss Film Corporation
Stefanie Wiseman .... assistant camera: Boss Film Corporation
Matthew Yuricich .... chief matte artist: Boss Film Corporation (as Matt Yuricich)
Randy Algoe .... visual effects (uncredited)
Dave Chamberlain .... model shop production assistant: Boss Film Corporation (uncredited)
Craig Clark .... assistant special effects animator (uncredited)
Douglas A. Raine .... visual effects liason (uncredited)
Paul Van Camp .... software programmer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts
Denise Feir .... stunts
Deirdre Flynn .... stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts
Brooke Hudson .... stunts
Vickie Miller .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
Deep Roy .... stunts
Desiree Szabo .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunt coordinator
George P. Wilbur .... stunts
Celia Bond .... stunts (uncredited)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barbier .... still photographer
Leonard Lookabaugh .... key grip (as Len Lookabaugh)
Robert Marta .... camera operator
Don Nygren .... chief lighting technician
Cindy Clark .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Larry Hezzelwood .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judy Courtney .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Ferry .... costume supervisor
Mort Schwartz .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Joan E. Chapman .... assistant editor
Patricia A. Galvin .... assistant editor (as Patricia Galvin)
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... score mixer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Culbertson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Terry Barrile .... paranormal researcher
Richard L. Calkins .... animal trainer (as Richard Calkins)
Allen Cappuccilli .... assistant: Ronald Moore, Boss Film Corporation
Jill Cook .... psychiatric advisor
P.K. Fields .... assistant to producer
Marcia 'Mavis' Girard .... script supervisor (as Marcia [Mavis] Girard)
Tom Guido .... assistant: Mr. Fields
Robert Lesser .... production associate
Mindy Rothstein .... production administrator: Boss Film Corporation
Kevin Ryerson .... consultant: paranormal phenomena
Dana Miller Schornstein .... assistant production coordinator: Boss Film Corporation
Bill Sheinberg .... production associate
Claire Wilson .... assistant: Richard Edlund, Boss Film Corporation
Dixie Fusillo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Estelle Sakabinos .... assistant: Mr. Gibson (uncredited)
Patricia A. Shaw .... assistant: Messrs. Victor and Grais (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Poltergeist II" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
91 min | 130 min (original cut)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jerry Goldsmith scored the film differently than on the first film; the original was fully orchestral with choral passages at key moments and fiercely aggressive action music. This score is richer and smoother, and similar to Goldsmith's work on The Omen (1976), with the quote "God is in His Holy Temple" describing the forces of evil at work. He makes more use of electronics that lend a mystical, mysterious feel that add more to the story's magical elements. "Carol Anne's Theme" is again a major theme for the movie, but with a rousing and powerful Indian motif for French horns opening it up; the theme that accompanies Kane's character is more haunting.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Tangina hands Diane a photograph of the religious sect led by Henry Kane. The sect vanished in the early 1800s, long before the camera was invented.See more »
Quotes:
Kane:Are you lost, sweetheart? Are you 'fraid, honey? Well then, why don't you come with me?
Carol Anne Freeling:No!
Kane:Alright then! I'll sing you a song... until your mom comes back!
[sings]
Kane:God is in His Holy Temple! Earthly thoughts be silent now!
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FAQ

What is the "worm" scene about?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The dangers of drinking the worm in tequilla graphically displayed., 2 February 2004
Author: Aaron1375

This sequel was okay at the theater when I saw it, but it wasn't great. Kind of an average film that adds plot points that really are a bit weak. We find out in this one that it was not necessarily the fact the little community was sitting on an old cemetery that was the problem in the first one, but rather that the house was over some burial ground of a cult. There is also this really old man that is a bit creepy wandering around looking for Carol Anne and the Freeling clan. I just think they wanted to add a more physical enemy, someone you could focus on. The family is now living with grandma, but strange stuff starts happening again. For some reason they want Carol Anne. An Indian guy comes to their aid and gives them advice and there are a series of happenings, but this one just isn't as good as the first one as it is very slow in places. The ending was just plain lame and only makes this one worse than it is. As not good as this is though, the next Poltergeist makes this one look a lot better. Some good scenes here and there, but ultimately this one disappoints. Though there is that memorable scene with the worm.

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