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

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24 September 1982 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Even though the Montelli family is based on the real life DeFeo family, there are a few creative liberties taken. For example, the movie shows the family just moving into the home at the film's beginning and being murdered weeks later, when in real life, the DeFeo's had lived in the home for about 10 years prior to the murder. All of the children's ages were correct for the most part, one of the sons were omitted from the movie, the Defeo family had three sons and not two as the movie shows. Some of the family drama did actually happen but is exaggerated. The incestuous relationship between the older siblings was based on Ronald and Dawn's rumoured incestuous relationship. The older son was also shown to be a clean cut and average young man, where Ronald DeFeo Jr was a drug addict with a criminal background. See more »

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

Quotes

Patricia Montelli: I think Mommy doesn't want to make love to Daddy anymore. I think he tries to force her.
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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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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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