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Watch Clips from the New Scream Factory Release of ‘Poltergeist II’ and ‘Poltergeist III’

Poltergeist, directed by either Tobe Hooper or Steven Spielberg, depending on who you ask, is a masterful haunted house film that still has the power to chill. It perfectly combined the charms of Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment films with the thrills and chills of a carnival haunted house, and was a box office hit in the process.

Whenever a film takes home boffo box office, sequels follow close behind. Poltergeist got not one but two sequels (and a remake, but let’s forget all about that). Scream! Factory is bringing Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III to Blu-ray this week, and you can check out some clips below, as well as disc features.



“Scream Factory is unleashing the definitive editions of two supernatural horror classics with the release of the Collector’s Editions of Poltergeist II and Poltergeist III on January 31st, 2017. The suspenseful saga of Carol Anne and the Freeling family continues in these follow- up films to the smash hit Poltergeist, and are filled with spectacular special effects, memorable scares and a genuinely creepy villain. These scary sequels both include DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 tracks and come loaded with brand-new bonus features, including new 2k scans of the inter-positive, audio commentaries, interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more!

product_images_modal_Poltergeist2.BR.Cover.72dpi__7B0ba1ce98-73b3-4f3d-bde8-05881bc11915_7DIn Poltergeist II, the thrilling follow-up to the smash hit Poltergeist, the Freeling family (JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Oliver Robins) settles into a new home following the annihilation of their former residence by terrifying visitors from the netherworld. But the spirits of the dead are still hell-bent on luring the family’s clairvoyant daughter Carol Anne to “the other side.” This chilling sequel, directed by Brian Gibson (Breaking Glass) also stars Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Julian Beck (The Cotton Club) and Zelda Rubinstein (Anguish), returning as Tangina.  Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

  • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/producer Michael Grais
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Poltergeist II webmaster David Furtney
  • NEW Robbie’s Return – an interview with Oliver Robins
  • NEW The Spirit World – an interview with special effects designers Richard Edlund, Steve Johnson and Screaming Mad George
  • NEW Ghosts of Giger – a look at the contributions of artist H.R. Giger featuring rare photos and illustrations and an interviews with Giger’s friend and agent Les Barany and special effects designer Steve Johnson, Richard Edlund and Screaming Mad George
  • Vintage Featurettes: They’re Back: The Making of Poltergeist II, Monster Shop and Ghostmakers: The Magic of Poltergeist II
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and script pages)

product_images_modal_PoltergeistIII.BR.Cover.72dpi__7B17514fe7-0bac-4e2a-ad20-7ed4ed32bb47_7DIn Poltergeist III, they’re back… again!  And they’re looking for Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) in this riveting finale to thePoltergeist trilogy. Sent by her parents to live in a Chicago high-rise with her aunt (Nancy Allen, Carrie) and uncle (Tom Skerritt, Alien), Carol Ann discovers she must now face demons more frightening than ever before. Led by the Reverend Kane (Nathan Davis, Flowers in The Attic), the spirts have moved from invading homes to taking over an entire skyscraper.  They are lurking behind every mirror… waiting. Fortunately, Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein, Poltergeist) returns to help battle these malevolent forces. Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

  • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Gary Sherman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Poltergeist III webmaster David Furtney
  • NEW High Spirits – an interview with screenwriter Brian Taggert
  • NEW Reflections – an interview with actress Nancy Allen
  • NEW Mirror Images – an interview with Special Effects Creator John Caglione, Jr.
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and script pages)


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Chris Evangelista is the Executive Editor of Cut Print Film & co-host of the Cut Print Film Podcast. He also contributes to /Film, The Film Stage, Birth.Movies.Death, The Playlist, Paste Magazine, Little White Lies and O-Scope Musings. 'The House on Creep Street' and 'Beware the Monstrous Manther!', two horror books for young readers Chris co-authored with J. Tonzelli, are available wherever books are sold. You can follow him on Twitter @cevangelista413 and view his portfolio at chrisevangelista.net

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