Poltergeist II: The Other Side/Poltergeist III [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

Poltergeist II - 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). Unfortunately for the Freelings, however, their new residence, just like their last, is situated on a haunted patch of unholy ground. Poltergeist III - Evil spirits follow a young girl from the suburbs to the city in the third installment to the blockbuster horror series, Poltergeist. Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) is now 12 years old and living with Patricia and Bruce Gardner (Nancy Allen and Tom Skerritt), her aunt and uncle, in a high-rise apartment building in downtown Chicago. Carol Anne attends a school for gifted children, where the staff psychologist Dr. Seaton (Richard Fine) attributes her past troubles with noisy ghosts to mass delusions and hypnotic suggestions. However, Carol Anne isn't so sure that the explanation is that simple, especially since she still sees threatening apparitions in the mirrors of her apartment.
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Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

Synopsis


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). Unfortunately for the Freelings, however, their new residence, just like their last, is situated on a haunted patch of unholy ground. A century before, the mad cult leader Kane (Julian Beck) slaughtered his followers nearby, and his evil spirit has returned in an effort to kidnap Carol Anne. When the Freelings realize what's happening, they call upon the psychic medium Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein) to help them again, and they also receive aid from a kindly Native American spiritualist, Taylor (Will Sampson). Noticeably absent from the sequel was older daughter Dana, who had been played by actress Dominique Dunne; Dunne was killed in 1982 by her obsessed boyfriend. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Poltergeist III
Evil spirits follow a young girl from the suburbs to the city in the second follow-up to the blockbuster horror film Poltergeist. Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) is now 12 years old and living with Patricia and Bruce Gardner (Nancy Allen and Tom Skerritt), her aunt and uncle, in a high-rise apartment building in downtown Chicago. Carol Anne attends a school for gifted children, where the staff psychologist Dr. Seaton (Richard Fine) attributes her past troubles with noisy ghosts to mass delusions and hypnotic suggestions. However, Carol Anne isn't so sure that the explanation is that simple, especially since she still sees threatening apparitions in the mirrors of her apartment. Particularly troubling is the ghost of the wicked Reverend Kane (Nathan Davis), who is eager for Carol Anne to join him and his followers in the unknown world on the other side of the light. Sadly, Heather O'Rourke died due to surgical complications resulting from an intestinal blockage several months before Poltergeist III was released. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • JoBeth Williams
    JoBeth Williams - Diane Freeling
  • Craig T. Nelson
    Craig T. Nelson - Steve Freeling
  • Heather O'Rourke
    Heather O'Rourke - Carol Anne Freeling
  • Oliver Robins
    Oliver Robins - Robbie Freeling
  • Zelda Rubinstein
    Zelda Rubinstein - Tangina Barrons



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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Two decent(ish) films for decent price

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    Zick64
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    The original Poltergeist is easily one of my favorite films of all time, but it took me years to finally check out the sequels on DVD. Part II is pretty good when you consider that neither Spielberg or Hooper were involved. It's effectively creepy at times and brings back the original cast. I'd recommend it to fans of the first for sure. Part III is questionable, but it has decent style and at least a couple cast members return. I don't recommend part III to casual fans of the series, but if you're a completist like me you'll see it out of duty. The Blu-rays are of good quality, despite a total lack of special features. The price is right, though, if you're the right kind of horror fan. I recommend it to those who are curious and can tolerate occasional subpar moments/aspects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Sequels.

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    tkrikke
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    I like the way they released these 2 Sequels together in one Case. I thought the second one was very long and a little boring, but still worth watching to continue the Storyline. The third one was better than the second. I liked the way they changed it up a little and had the little Girl living with Relatives in an Apartment Building instead of with her Parents and Brother in a Haunted House.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    LuckyM
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    I owned the vhs copy of this movie, but when I saw this it was better than the vhs. The color was enhanced so u can c a better picture. It was worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so clean

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    Bluboy1
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    Great to get a double pack of the not so great sequels to poltergeist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not yet watch

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    superboy1
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    That was sad that she died young age before part 3 out

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not yet watch

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    Shaun74
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    I'm sure it be good too both of them on bluray movie

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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