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Every Day Horror Day 16: Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Oct 16, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT

It's October 16. We're still moving along, watching horror movies, maybe having a few nightmares. But that's more because the real world is scarier than the movies we're watching, I suspect. Though that doesn't mean horror movies don't have the power to stay with you.

Case in point: the Poltergeist series. Ben Sher, producer for AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror, joins Every Day Horror today to talk specifically about Poltergeist II: The Other Side. That's right, the sequel.

Like a lot of sequels, Poltergeist II takes a lot of liberties but it still pulls from the original. What sort of dead bodies were hiding under the homes of Cuesta Verde? What was that malevolent force living in the Freelings' home?

Of course, there's brilliant newness to Poltergeist II, as well. I refused to get braces as a kid because of Poltergeist II! And I know I'm not the only one.

What makes Poltergeist II great despite its failings? What moments stayed with us, even decades later? Listen to find out!

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