Blue on Black: Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Few sequels are able to meet the standards set by an original. Usually “Part 2” sucks. Sometimes though, a sequel is just as thrilling as its predecessor, and in even fewer situations, the sequel is – Dare I say it? – better. The first Poltergeist film blew my young mind. I wanted to get lost in that white noise as many times as possible, and I remember impatiently telling the VCR to “Hurry uuuuup!” as it rewound the tape for often the second or third time in one night. I finally decided to take a chance on Poltergeist II: The Other Side. I had low hopes, pessimistic expectations, and pressed play with my guard up, carefully protecting the love I had for the original. I was worried The Other Side would ruin the first one for me, as so many sequels do. Well, 91 minutes later, I felt more than…

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