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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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 23, 1986
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Critic Score: 37% 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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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.

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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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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David Keyes

Here is a film that offers a few shining moments of inspiration and then does exactly what the audience expects it to: throws it all away in a mad dash of conventional exchanges between characters that undercut the purpose of their struggles.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Unnecessary and tired, "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" represented yet another rehash sequel, pretty much copying every beat from the first film, all… More
Robert C
They're baaaaaack! More paranormal fun with the Freelings!
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
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
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
Dean McKenna
They're baaaaaack! Fine scary ghosts, but spectacular special effects and excellent ensemble acting.

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