Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

This taut sequel to Steven Spielburg's Poltergeist is set less than a year after the Freeling family was nearly destroyed by the angry residents of the cemetery on which their home was built. After all of that trauma, the family moves… More

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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

This sequel, sans Spielberg but obedient to his spirit, simply fails to regenerate the original's gut-grinding fears...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As needless a sequel as one could envision...

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

worth it

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Nina Darnton
New York Times

Seems like a string of special effects held together by a far-fetched story line with an unsatisfying sticky-sweet ending.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Terribly disjointed and dramatically unfulfilling.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Crushing tediousness.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

They don't come much more ridiculous...

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Steve Crum

Nothing is as scary as the first flick, but still...this one has some chills.

Clint Morris

An outrageously scary sequel.....a true horror classic

Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Kane: You're all gonna die in there! All of you! You are gonna die!  "They're back." Poltergeist is a great film and one of my favorite… More
Robert C
They're baaaaaack! More paranormal fun with the Freelings!
Dead Angel
Okay there are some scarier part in this movie more than the first one. But I actually laughed at the end. Well it's pretty old movie so nothing advanced… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Poltergeist II was only half as effective as its predessor. There were some haunted toy scenes and a great new scary-as-hell evil Quaker-ish Priest named… More
Anthony Lawrie
Not a fantastic sequel. Julien Back's Kane is one of cinemas most creepy characters though, the fact that he was actually riddled with cancer and weeks… More
Dean McKenna
They're baaaaaack! Fine scary ghosts, but spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting.

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