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Poltergeist II: The Other Side

3 Ratings: 3.0
1986 film directed by Brian Gibson

Was originally 130 minutes before it was edited before it's theatrical release.      The second film of the Poltergeist series.      Actors Will Sampson and Julian Beck died after the film was completed.

Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 23, 1986
MPAA Rating: PG-13
1 review about Poltergeist II: The Other Side

They're Back! More bad news for the Freeling family in this Poltergeist sequel.

  • Sep 4, 2009
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+3
Poltergeist II was the second film of the Poltergeist Trilogy. With the amount of money the first film made. the studio decided to make another film. The principal players from the Freeling family are here (sans Dominique Dunne, for reasons known) along with an old friend from part one. A new character is added to the mix as well. Poltergeist II is darker than the first one (if you can believe that) but not as brilliant as the first one.

The Freelings have moved away from the remnants of the home. After the horrific events of part one, things can't get any worse (or can they...). An evil entity is following the family on the run. For awhile things are relativity calm. They've set up a new residence (with a family member) but the family has fallen on some pretty hard times. But they're about to get even harder. A dark man has been visiting them hurling religious epitaphs at them. Like a family house guest he doesn't want to leave and is even more bothersome than a Fuller Brush salesman or a religious solicitor. Does this strange figure intended to harm the Freelings or is he a person from the family's past?

A scary sequel. Not bad, if you want to follow the exploits of the Freelings.  Followed by the final entry in the Poltergeist trilogy.

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