Jump Scares in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) screenshot
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) screenshot
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) screenshot
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 6 jump scares in Poltergeist II: The Other Side, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

Jump Scare Rating: The tone of Poltergeist II matches the original in a lot of ways, so those who have seen the first film will know what to expect. Only a handful of jump scares.

Synopsis: Following the events of Poltergeist, the Freeling family move in with Diane’s mother, but find out their troubles are not yet over when the ghastly Reverend Kane goes after Carol Anne.

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Jump Scares: 6 (1 major, 5 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: PG13

Director: Brian Gibson

Runtime: 91 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Creepy Children, Supernatural

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers

Jump Scare Times

00:07:20 – Taylor shines the flashlight on a corpse with a screaming sound cue.

00:47:48 – Robbie moves away from the mirror to reveal several corpses watching them on the other side.

00:50:42 – Steve sits down on an armchair, and is flung forward with a sudden burst of lightning.

01:11:44 – There is a sudden screech that startles Diane and Steven, and the monster stomps its foot down as they turn around.

01:14:00 – Diane opens the closet and several corpses jump out at her.

01:19:41 – A light suddenly and loudly turns on behind Diane and Steven.

(Major jump scares in bold)

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1 thought on “Jump Scares in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)”

  1. I remember not liking this much the last time I saw it, but clearly I was a fool because this is honestly almost on par with the original?! There’s some awesome practical effects, and I’m willing to bet that if this wasn’t a less popular sequel to a classic movie that Reverend Kane would have been an iconic horror villain. There’s a couple minor things the first one does better but this just feels like a solid natural continuation of the first. 

    I also love that these sequels each have like a unique setting, this one being Poltergeist in the desert and the third being Poltergeist in the city. Personally I’m sad that we never got Poltergeist 4: On the Beach.


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