Poltergeist II: The Other Side Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Poltergeist II: The Other Side

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Go behind the scenes on the 1986 Horror / Occult movie starring JoBeth Williams, Zelda Rubinstein, Craig T. Nelson, Julian Beck

Will Sampson, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John P. Whitecloud, Noble Craig, Susan Peretz, Helen Boll, Kelly Jean Peters, Jaclyn Bernstein Update Cast

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A couple of actual skulls were used as props in the cave scenes at the end of the movie. They were having a lot of difficulty in filming the last scenes of the movie until this was found out and the man that played the Indian Shayman in the movie, actually performed an exorcism on the set and there were no problems after.
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H. R. Giger, the famous Swiss Surrealist artist, perhaps best known in the U.S. for his designs for the film "Alien," was hired to do the creature designs for the film (the tequilla worm-demon Kane and the limbo-world demon Kane). Some books on his art report that Giger was "very unhappy" with how his designs were translated to film in Poltergeist II.

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The International Extended Play laserdisc features one new scene from the original cut of Poltergeist II. It takes place right after the scene with Diane and Tangina where she says "He is the beast", Kane approaches the Freeling's house for a second attempt at getting in (running about 5 minutes) cut down to a mere 7-8 seconds in the theatrical cut. In the scene Kane tries to torment Tangina while Diane tells him to leave them alone and Kane says he remembers her "from taking Carol Anne away from him" He says "You won't win this time, I'm always watching and I will take Carol Anne from you and there is...nothing you can do about it!" Tangina tells him that Taylor knows how to stop him and he is more powerful then him and will find a way to banish him and his followers forever in which Kane looks rather worried. Kane says "I will find a way to get into this house and when I do... I will kill you all!" and he walks off into the distance.

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