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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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Mr. Booth, the Lawyer
Erika Katz ...
Brent Katz ...
Removal Man 1
Gilbert Stafford ...
Removal Man 2
Petra Leah ...
Mrs. Greer (as Petra Lea)
Alan Dellay ...
Judge (as Allan Dellay)


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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Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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In the same 1982 year that the movie was released, the film's screenwriter Tommy Lee Wallace wrote and directed Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) which also launched in theaters in 1982. Both movies were sequels. Amityville II: The Possession (1982) was the first produced screenplay of Wallace. See more »


Set in 1974, Sonny has a Rocky poster on his wall. See more »


Patricia Montelli: They're mine. My panties.
Sonny Montelli: I took them from the laundry.
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Follows The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »


Written by H.R. Bishop (as Henry Bishop) & John Howard Payne (as Howard Payne)
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Unusual Horror
13 March 2004 | by (Nevada) – See all my reviews

I liked "The Possession" more than the original. Part one was so phony that it was even comical in parts (not to mention the over-acting). Part two contains more real life horrors such as incest, child abuse, domestic violence and mental illness. Yes, it is loosely based on the DeFeo case. However, I believe the director avoided direct links to the incident because of possible lawsuits. One disagreement I have with William C. Uchtman is when he stated in his review that Ronald DeFeo Sr. was a swell guy. Well according to "City Confidential" on A&E, the father was very abusive and was reported to have beaten "Butch" to a bloody pulp one time for simply talking back at the dinner table. Wife beatings were also reported. So, the abuse scenes are quite valid. The part when "Sunny" points a shotgun at his father after he punched his wife is valid too except that, in the real case, Butch pulled the trigger with no shells inside. That was the only difference. The counterculture involved is also interesting. The Montelli's are no typical American family, you see this from the start when Sunny returns from buying a pack of cigarettes and has an arguement with his father who threatens to "kick his ass".

Yes, "Possession" did copy parts of The Exorcist, but it's still a good film with more gory scenes than the original.

If you like over-acted supernatural thrillers, you may enjoy the first. But if you want to see a movie based on a real murder case (though admittedly from a supernatural point of view), "Possession" is for you.

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