iTunes (U.S.)
eBay (U.S.)
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
     1. Fifty Shades Freed
    2. Phantom Thread
   3. The Shape of Water
  4. The Post
 5. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
6. Murder on the Orient Express

       1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      2. Troy
     3. Justice League
    4. Independence Day
   5. Conan the Barbarian
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
 7. Space Battleship Yamato
8. Willow
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. Dunkirk
       3. Gladiator
      4. War for the Planet/Apes
     5. Avatar
    6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
   7. Blade Runner 2049
  8. Star Wars: A New Hope
 9. Thor: Ragnarok
10. Valerian: City/1000 Planets
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for Poltergeist II: The Other Side (Jerry Goldsmith)

Edit | Delete
It is the true shrine of horror
• Posted by: Oerfrenk
• Date: Friday, November 7, 2003, at 11:44 a.m.
• IP Address:

I liked the first poltergeist score a lot, it was scary, religious and even child-like at times but it failed to me to be regarded as a true horror score, the mickey mousing cues (due to spielberg) and the long suspence cues failed to win me over as they were more style than substance.

In poltergeist II you get a true battle between good and bad as all the themes of the good characters (taylor, Carol Anne, grandma) battle against kane's demonic chants. The way jerry applies them in various exciting webs of horror/suspence is dazzling, truly exciting. I did not say that this score is a better one compared to the first, I'm saying it is a better horror score. Cause when I think back at the first time I saw the poltergeist movies, I could only remember carol anne's theme and the religious theme from the first, but I could definitely remember the evil theme of Kane and the taylor's theme of the second; so it's more balanced in part II and more evil, AVE SATANI!!! 8D

Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.