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Director:
Writers:
Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)
Hans Holzer (book)
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Release Date:
24 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If these walls could talk...they would SHRIEK! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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I have never yelled at movie characters more than this! See more (147 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Olson ... Father Adamsky

Burt Young ... Anthony Montelli

Rutanya Alda ... Dolores Montelli

Jack Magner ... Sonny Montelli

Andrew Prine ... Father Tom

Diane Franklin ... Patricia Montelli

Moses Gunn ... Detective Turner

Ted Ross ... Mr. Booth, the Lawyer
Erika Katz ... Jan Montelli
Brent Katz ... Mark Montelli

Leonardo Cimino ... Chancellor

Danny Aiello III ... Removal Man 1
Gilbert Stafford ... Removal Man 2
Petra Lea ... Mrs. Greer
Alan Dellay ... Judge (as Allan Dellay)
Martin Donegan ... Detective Cortez
John Ring ... Police Chief
Peter Radon ... Assistant Chancellor
Lawrence Bolen ... Funeral Director
Tony Boschetti ... Elderly Man in Church
John Clohessy ... Police Officer 1
Hollis Granville ... Police Officer 2

Frank Patton ... Police Officer 3

Kim H. Ornitz ... Police Officer 4 (as Kim Ornitz)
Lindsay Hill ... Police Officer 5

Rudy Jones ... Gardener
Todd Jamie ... Guest at Birthday Party
Ken Smith ... Prison Doctor
Anita Keal ... Demons' Voice (voice)
Sondra Lee ... Demons' Voice (voice)
Alice Playten ... Demons' Voice (voice)
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Directed by
Damiano Damiani 
 
Writing credits
Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)

Hans Holzer (book "Murder in Amityville")

Dardano Sacchetti  uncredited

Produced by
Stephen R. Greenwald .... producer
José López Rodero .... associate producer
Ira N. Smith .... producer
Bernard Williams .... executive producer
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Recht 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Kellard  (as William Kellard)
 
Makeup Department
Joe Cuervo .... makeup artist
Stephan Dupuis .... special makeup assistant
Ed French .... makeup lab assistant
Werner Sherer .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
G. Mac Brown .... production manager
Michael Dryhurst .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aaron Barsky .... second assistant director
David Ticotin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Adee .... property master
Wally Adee .... property master
Richard Hughes .... scenic chargeman
Arne Olsen .... construction grip
Michael Kauffman .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Neil Fallon .... sound recordist
Harriet Fidlow .... dialogue loop editor
Thomas A. Gulino .... sound editor
Robert Hein .... sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... sound editor
Dan Lieberstein .... sound editor
Kevin Meehan .... boom operator
Kim H. Ornitz .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Caglione Jr. .... special effects makeup
Glen Robinson .... special effects supervisor
Gary Zeller .... special effects assistant
Richard Lacey .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Wayne Rose .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Victor Magnotta .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Burke .... gaffer (as Michael Burke)
Stefano Coletta .... assistant camera
Francesco Damiani .... second assistant camera
Ken Finlay .... best boy
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
John Mazzoni .... dolly grip
Daniele Nannuzzi .... camera operator
Crescenzo G.P. Notarile .... second assistant camera (as Crescenzo Notarile)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe mistress
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lori Blounstein .... assistant editor
Nicholas C. Smith .... supervising assistant editor
 
Music Department
Norman Hollyn .... music editor
Gilbert Marouani .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Michael Hourihan .... transportation captain
Arturo Curiel .... driver (uncredited)
Manuel Paredes Murillo .... driver (uncredited)
Alfonso Paredes .... driver (uncredited)
Carlos Ponce de León .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Thomas Bermingham .... religious consultant (as Father Thomas Bermingham)
Thomas Bermingham .... religious supervisor (as Reverend Thomas Bermingham)
Sherri Taffel Brown .... production coordinator
Martha De Laurentiis .... production auditor (as Martha Schumacher)
Wendy G. Glickstein .... production coordinator
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Michael Menzies .... production auditor
Sheila Paige .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Silver .... location manager
Ed Warren .... demonology advisor
Lorraine Warren .... demonology advisor
 
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jan and Mark Montelli were portrayed by real life brother and sister Erika Katz and Brent Katz.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mark and Jan were sitting on the bed, when Anthony storms in, to beat them. The front view of Mark (on the left) and Jan (on the right) and, when the camera is on Anthony Jan is on the right, and Mark is on the left (back view of the kids).See more »
Quotes:
Demons' Voice:[through Sonny's cassette player] Why didn't you pull the trigger? Why didn't you shoot that pig?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUSee more »

FAQ

Does Sonny Montelli murder his entire family ? If so, when, how and where ?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
I have never yelled at movie characters more than this!, 26 August 1999
Author: Dan Grant (dan.grant@bell.ca) from Toronto, Ontario

May contain some spoilers:

It's true. I have read some of the commments in here and there's are actually two people that said the exact same thing about the film. And that was that the film should have ended when the priest was looking into the house and he sees the spirit of the dead girl walking. Then the old lady comes up to him and says she has heard stories about the house. That would have been an awesome way to end it and I then would have given it a ten. As it stands I am still giving it an 8 because even though the end was contrived and straight out of The Exorcist, it is still one hell of a scary film. And if you thought you had reason in the first one to yell " Get out!" then wait till you see this one.

The first hour of this film is absolutely terrifying. It has so much atmosphere and chilling scenes that I couldn't understand why people hated this film so much. The room in the basement is dark, dingy and the camera work is so spooky that you can't help but get suckered into believing that something is in there. When the mom is ironing and she feels something touch her arm and then the wind, that was a perfect scene. It was frightening. But the highlight of this film is when the family minus Sonny goes to church. It is here that Sonny gets stalked by an unseen force. And I even caught myself yelling at the TV, " GET OUT! " When he goes up the stairs and then down and then back up again into his room, it bothered me and it literally gave me chills. The camera work is so creative and haphazard that you really can't tell where the demon is. Is it on the ceiling, behind him, in front of him, where? That was a brilliant sequence in the film.

Some of the acting is pretty bad especially from the mom, but it makes up for that with its chills and tension. I really think that people that criticize this film are perhaps people that should watch it again. I saw it for the first time when I was about 16 and thought it was okay, but then I rented it today and it frightened me during the day. That is pretty good film making. And is it me or are Italian directors better at good horror than the average north American director? Because I've seen some pretty scary horror films that were directed by Italians and they seem to have a style all their own. Just a thought.

Amityville II is a perfect film to watch before the original. It is actually a prequel and it is good to watch them back to back. Give this film a chance and I'll bet it will scare you. It did a pretty good job on me.

8.5/10

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