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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
... Steve Freeling
... Carol Anne Freeling
... Robbie Freeling
... Tangina Barrons
... Taylor
... Kane
... Gramma-Jess
John P. Whitecloud ... Old Indian
... Vomit Creature
... Daughter
Helen Boll ... Mother
... Young Jess
... Young Diane
Robert Lesser ... Kane's People
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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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23 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,700,000, 26 May 1986

Gross USA:

$40,996,665
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"God is in his Holy Temple" is a quote from Psalm 11. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Carol Anne gets up out of bed and goes to kiss her Grandma on the forehead, you can clearly see as she is walking to her Grandma's room that the chandelier is missing over the stairs. Elsewhere throughout the movie, it is always hanging there. See more »

Quotes

Taylor: Join together. The light of the family can defeat him. This is the moment you've been moving towards all your lives.
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The opening credits take nearly five minutes to play out. See more »

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Referenced in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) See more »

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The dangers of drinking the worm in tequilla graphically displayed.
2 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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