Poltergeist II: the Other Side
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Poltergeist II: the Other Side
One of the more effectively spooky and financially successful horror films of the '80s got an inevitable sequel with this effects-heavy installment. The Freeling family is trying to grapple with the devastation wrought by the ghosts and ghouls that destroyed their lives. The insurance company doesn't believe their story about what happened to their house, so Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), and their kids, Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) and Robbie (Oliver Robins), have been reduced to living in the home of Diane's mother, Jess (Geraldine Fitzgerald).… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This sequel, sans Spielberg but obedient to his spirit, simply fails to regenerate the original's gut-grinding fears..."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"As needless a sequel as one could envision..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"worth it"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Salutes family solidarity in the face of evil forces."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Seems like a string of special effects held together by a far-fetched story line with an unsatisfying sticky-sweet ending."
‑ Nina Darnton, New York Times
"Terribly disjointed and dramatically unfulfilling."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Crushing tediousness."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Slightly entertaining, even though most of it sucks."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"They don't come much more ridiculous..."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Nothing is as scary as the first flick, but still...this one has some chills."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"An outrageously scary sequel.....a true horror classic"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"If you've seen the first one there's a lingering sense of déja vu about it all."
‑ , Film4
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