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Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

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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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The Amityville address of the house in the film is 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville. See more »

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As Sonny is being chased by something unseen, the camera rises above him, and someone from the crew can be seen standing behind the wall in the bottom left corner. See more »

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Patricia Montelli: They're mine. My panties.
Sonny Montelli: I took them from the laundry.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
Summy/Birchard Music division of Birch Tree Group Ltd.
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I think Mommy doesn't want to make love to Daddy anymore
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The Montelli family moves into the Amityville house and before they can shut the door strange things start going down. Messages mysteriously appear on the walls of the children's bedrooms. Unknown forces bang on doors. The oldest son Sonny (Jack Magner) becomes possessed by some kind of entity. It drives Sonny to do evil things, including seducing his younger sister (Diane Franklin). As this is a prequel to the first movie and the first movie told you what happened at the house before the Lutzes moved in, you can see where this is headed.

If you know anything about the story behind the Amityville Horror, you know that the Montellis are stand-ins for the DeFeo family, which was murdered by son Ronald. As I said this is a prequel to Amityville Horror, not a sequel. It's also terrible. It was considered terrible from the time of its release. However, as tends to happen, in recent years a cult of fans has built up around it and claim it to be the best of the Amityville series. I wish I could see what they see, as what I see is a bad movie that deserves to be considered such. The most infamous scene from the film is undoubtedly the scene where Sonny seduces his sister, played like a deer caught in headlights by Diane Franklin. Franklin's performance throughout the entire film is very weak. It's a taboo scene, to be sure, but handled awkwardly by the actors and directed ineptly by Damiano Damiani.

If the film has one strength, it's that it's never dull. Lots of stuff happens and it picks up speed until you're bombarded with one scene after another meant to shock or frighten, but only result in intended laughter. Gotta like Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky) as the abusive dad though. No one could threaten to beat a woman or child and mean it quite like him.


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