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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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(34 articles)
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User Reviews:
Scariest of all AMITYVILLE premises. 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)

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 F. 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 (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The house in the film, as in the original The Amityville Horror (1979) movie, is not the actual house as depicted in the best-selling novel, as that dwelling was unavailable to shoot in for both films. The home in both movies was a Colonial style replica situated in Toms River, New Jersey.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Although the story is supposed to be set in 1974, we see a bunch of automobile makes which were recent in 1982.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:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
WHITE OUTSee more »

FAQ

Does Sonny Montelli murder his entire family ? If so, when, how and where ?
Is 'Amityville II: The Possession' based on a book?
How does the movie end?
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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Scariest of all AMITYVILLE premises., 13 March 2005
Author: Remy_Azhary from Singapore

I must admit I was expecting the first one to be a good horror flick but in the end I was really disappointed by it. However, this film (although not a sequel but a prequel) was really. In fact, the best of all the Amityville movies ever made.

It didn't have any prologue or anything. The story immediately have the Montelli's family moved in to the house. Almost immediately the haunting began where as the mother (Rutanya Alda) turned on the tap and black liquid oozed out. Soon after, during the family dinner, as Dolores were saying grace the mirror cracked and fell. This was the scene that ignited the father's chain of abuse on his kids.

All in all, this was the best Amityville film so far. However, it's a pity they didn't make use of the actually DeFeo's name.

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