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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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Judge (as Allan Dellay)
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Storyline

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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24 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Amityville II - Der Besessene  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After director Damiano Damiani's original cut was shown to test audience, several scenes had to be cut out for various reasons, one of them being the negative reaction of audience on the scene where Anthony anally rapes Dolores and scene where Sony and Patricia have incestuous sex. This scene was added into the script by Damiani who wanted to really upset the viewers. Original scene was lot more graphic and sexual, while in the movie it cuts to the next scene right after Sony starts kissing Patricia. Some other deleted scenes were shown on lobby cards and stills for the movie, like the scene where Anthony is sitting outside the house drinking and cleaning the gun and scene where Jan is pushing Mark's head under the water while he is in the bathtub. Theatrical trailer also shows shot of Jan and Mark looking at the window and holding hands. Only deleted scene which was ever released in some form is so called "Lost Souls" scene where souls that are within the house appear in front of Adamsky during the ending of the movie and he blesses them. No actual footage was released but UK special collector's edition DVD includes several stills from this deleted scene. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Anthony Montelli: [as approaches the house] Close your eyes!
Jan Montelli: They're closed!
Anthony Montelli: Are you sure?
Jan Montelli: Yeah. Positive.
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Soundtracks

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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And atmosphere usurps the throne!!

It may lack originality, it is surely inspired by both The Exorcist and Evil Dead(at least the two most obvious.), the familia matra may not be the best actress around, and you may accuse the special-effects team for having butter-fingers in the few instances you get to witness it. But then I ask you all,do you honestly think that this matter at all, when the film,all the way through to the end, positively reeks of brilliant, demonic, negative and cold atmosphere?!! For me(and it should be for every decent horrorfan!) atmosphere is the keyword when it comes down to good horror, and that's why "Exorcist 3", "Woman in Black", "Jacobs Ladder", "Society" etc. are all superb films. And likewise with "Amityville:"The Possession". What is so utterly endearing with it, is the willingness to flush the pestilent flower face of joy and positiveness down the filthy drain, and if it for some nauseating reason should manage to climb up again, down again it shall be trodden!! And what twisted tones to accompany the stomping boots of night?!! Excellence!! Witness simple but superb scenes like the chasing scene up the stairs, the paintbrush honouring the wall with disharmony, the mischievous pounding on the door, the diabolical face of the golden boy,and tell me, tell me that this is not superb, twisted and dark horror?!


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