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Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

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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Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA)  »

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A démonok háza  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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In this film Sonny, based on Ronald DeFeo Jr., kills his family due to being a victim of demonic possession. The real Ronald DeFeo Jr. however, never actually made a defense that he was possessed and that the voices told him to do it as stated in the first film. See more »


Although the story is supposed to be set in 1974, we see a bunch of automobile makes which were recent in 1982. See more »


Jan Montelli: [putting a plastic bag, over Mark's head] You're dead! You're dead.
Mark Montelli: You're scaring me, I can't breathe!
Jan Montelli: It's like, a movie.
[removes the bag from Mark's head]
Jan Montelli: Don't worry, it's okay. Here, you can give the glass.
[kisses Mark]
Jan Montelli: I love you.
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Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
Summy/Birchard Music division of Birch Tree Group Ltd.
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I Can Give It To You Adamsky!
5 April 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** The horrors of the house in Amityville starts almost as soon the Montelli family moves into it. One of the movers, Danny Aleilo III, notices a secret room in the basement of the house and when he crawls into it he's hit by this foul and nauseous odor that almost cause him to lose consciousness. What he inadvertently did was release an evil spirit that's festering under the house that was originally built back in the early 18th century on a sacred Indian burial site.

By the next day this evil spirit took over the body of the Montelli's oldest son Sonny, Jack Magner, and created such havoc in the house that Mrs. Dlores Montelli, Rulanya Alda, became very religious and went to see the local Catholic Priest Father Adamsky, James Olson. Dlores wants Father Adamsky to come over and bless the house to cleanse it from the evil thats infecting it.

The crude and uncouth Mr. Tony Montelli (Burt Young), who's no Robert Young in "Father Knows Best", acts like a wild lunatic beating both his wife and two little kids Jan & Mark, Erika & Brent Katz, thinking that their responsible for the strange and weird things thats happening in the house. When Father Adamsky comes over to bless the house Tony acts so unfriendly towards him that he has to gracefully leave and at the same time leave the house under the spell of the evil spirit thats dwelling in it. Going back to his car Father Adamsky finds his bible ripped to shreds by something that has to do with whats happening in the Montelli home.

In no time at all the evil spirit completely takes over Sonny's body as he, among other things, forces himself on his teenage sister Patricia, Diane Franklin, leaving her feeling both hurt and unclean. Patricia later goes to confession but is unable to tell Father Adamsky, who's taking confession, what happened between her and Sonny; she only tells the father that she had a tryst with a best friend. Father Adamsky realizes that it's a lot more serious, or sinful, then what Patricia is telling him but seems to be unable, or do nothing, to help her. At a birthday party for Sonny later in the week Sonny holds Patricia in such an amorous embrace that his and Pat's mom, Dolores, gets sicken by it and later tells Patricia just how depraved she and her brother are.

The movie "Amityville II" then follows the story of what really happened at the house on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville NY with Sonny, like Ronald Defeo who in real life murdered his entire family back on November 13, 1974,in an act of demonic insanity murders, with a shotgun like Roland DeFeo did, his Mon Deloros and dad Tony as well as his two sisters Pat and little Jan and his younger brother Mark.

Father Adamsky feeling guilty over what happened at the Montelli house, by him doing nothing to stop it, goes on his own by first releasing Sonny who was arrested by the police at the crime scene from prison, under the eyes of the prison authorities. Father Adamski taking Sonny to the Montelli home to have him and the house exorcised, without the approval of the Catholic Church, doesn't exactly work out like he thought that it would and ends up costing the good Father Adamsky's soul.

Much better then the original "Amityville Horror" with a better script and far more superior special effects, three years in FX improvement in Hollywood made a real big difference. The ending of the movie is a lot like the ending in the film "The Exorcist" but this time the Catholic priest Father Adamsky did it on his own unlike Father Merrin in "The Exorcist", who did the exorcism with the help of Father Karras, and without the approval of the Church of Rome but got the same results as in that 1973 shocker of a film.

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