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Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  24 September 1982 (USA)
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A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

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An Italian-American family move into a house built on an ancient Indian burial ground. The oldest son is possessed by an evil spirit, and is forced to murder his family. The family's priest feels responsible, and tries to save the possessed boy's soul. Written by Chris Thackwray <pault@interworld.com.au>

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If these walls could talk...they would SHRIEK! See more »

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Trivia

The house in the film, as in the original The Amityville Horror (1979) movie, is not the actual house as depicted in the best-selling novel, as that dwelling was unavailable to shoot in for both films. The home in both movies was a Colonial style replica situated in Toms River, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

When Mark and Jan were sitting on the bed, when Anthony storms in, to beat them. The front view of Mark (on the left) and Jan (on the right) and, when the camera is on Anthony Jan is on the right, and Mark is on the left (back view of the kids). See more »

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Demon: [Painted on Jan and Mark's wall] Dishonor, thy father. Pigs!
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Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
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An excellent build up of suspense and tension ends in hoo har!
27 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, I just bought this movie on DVD - it had been my absolute favourite horror movie when I was a kid... and now... well, put it this way. From my now adult perspective it was kind of icky. The incest thing was unpleasant (but note the suggestion of incest in the actual DeFeo case, as discussed in the book "Murder in Amityville".

The scene where the little boy is chased around the house and finally shot is also quite distressing.

But, to be fair, this is a horror movie. Nobody can expect the Sound of Music. And it is horrific and builds suspense well. The atmosphere is tense, and the house is the perfect "haunted house" gothic tableau for the supernatural ghastliness.

Everything is excellent until that awful last half hour - suspense is sacrificed and in its place are some fake-looking unspecial effects, over the top exorcism scenes and other hoo-har.

And yet, I cannot look away!


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