Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Synopsis: The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, a religeous zealot responsible for the deaths of his many followers. His goal is simple - he wants the angelic Carol Anne; but the love of her family and the power of psychic Tangina once again unite, along with an elderly native American, to fight for her life.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Brian Gibson
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



(lndian chanting)


(speaks Indian language)

- Taylor...

- Tangina.

Over here!

I think we've finally found the core.

We dug under the swimming pool.

This is directly below the old graveyard.

There's a presence.

There's something terrible.

Too much power.

(ghostly screams)

I've seen it... in dreams.

What is it?

Where's the family now?

Hey, did you make that?

- Let me try this up against your arm.

- Mother, it's too hot on the kids.

OK. You ready?

You'll be lucky if your teeth

don't fall out from that!

Did you think that

sandwich up all by yourself?

- No, Grandma helped.

- What a fib!

Grab me the red yarn

out of my basket, will you, honey?

(Mom) E Buzz!

- (Carol Anne) That's disgusting!

- E Buzz!

(Mom) E Buzz, down!

(Mom) Well, maybe E Buzz

would like some mustard.

(Dad) E Buzz, get down! Down, E Buzz!

I'll say down, then he'll get down. Down!

- Yeah, he really listens to you(!)

- Honey?

Could you get me the yellow yarn?

(Mom) Oh, Rob,

very nice to share with E Buzz!

(Dad) E Buzz knows

how to share with Robbie.

- (Robbie) E Buzz, get down!

- (E Buzz barks)

Thank you, angel.

- Come on, hit it out of the park!

- Yeah, hit it!

(radio loses station)

Dad, can't we get a TV

like everybody else?

No. No, we can't get a TV.

Great! I'll just have to grow up retarded!

Rob, kids don't grow up retardo

cos of lack of television.

- (radio) Guerrero drives one.

- Attaboy, Guerrero!

- Did you see that, Robbie?

- No, Dad, I didn't see it!

Well, you've gotta use

your imagination, son.

Come on, we're gonna test this baby out.


(engine fizzles out)

How am I gonna sell this

to innocent housewives?

I don't know, Dad.

What are you drawing, honey?

I don't know. Stuff.

You draw very well.

Do you want to be an artist

when you grow up?

Maybe. Don't wanna grow up much.

- How come?

- Probably not much fun.

Oh, sure it is!

I've loved every age I've been.

They all have their blessings.

When I was your age...

...I learned I could do things

that other folks couldn't.

Like what kind of things?

I just... knew things...

...and I didn't know how I knew, but I did.

Like what?

Once, my mother lost her bracelet...

...and I knew where it was.

Two miles from our house

in a place that I'd never been.

Now... do you ever know things...

...and can't explain why?

- Yes?

- Yes.

Well, darling...

...that's a very special gift

that you and I have.

It's nothing to be scared of.

Will it help me be a ballerina?

Sure it will!

Whatever you dream, you can be.

We never should've told them that

the house vanished into thin air.

That's exactly what I've been saying.

Tell the truth - whaddaya get? Nada!

They say if it disappeared,

technically it's only missing.

Missing? What do they think?

This house is gonna return?

It's been a year - the house is not

coming back! I got a gut feeling.

- I'm positive about that!

- I know that, Steven.

You tell 'em that...

No, no, I'm gonna fill out the fourth claim.

Great! Well, what are we gonna claim

this time? Act of God, housenapping?

Steven... we are almost broke!

OK, we're broke, but we're not starving!

OK, but I don't happen to like

having to live off my mother.

I think we deserve a house

of our own again someday.

Oh, honey, gee! That's the difference

between you and me, Diane.

I am into downward mobility.

I'm not settling for it, I'm into it.

I like getting out there in the streets.

I like selling vacuums, carrying the

pipes, the apparatus, my demo case.

Let's get the kids up!

We'll paint the car

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Mark Victor

Mark Victor is a screenwriter. He co-wrote Poltergeist (1982), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), Marked for Death (1990), and Cool World (1992). more…

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