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Poltergeist II: the Other Side
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 to Arizona to live under the psychic protection of Gramma Jess. Unfortunately it isn't very long before they are once again suffering from the wrath of vengeful ghosts who try to kidnap the youngest daughter. The special effects provide the highlights, most notably the realistic.
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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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