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Amityville II: The Possession -- This film relates the story of the Long Island house's early years as a haven for demonic forces intent on driving a father to beat his kids, a mother to prayer and a brother to lust after his sister…before terror ensues.
Amityville II: The Possession -- More of a prequel than a sequel to 1979's "The Amityville Horror." This film features mass slaughter, incest and an 'Exorcist' inspired plot.


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Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)
Hans Holzer (book)
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Release Date:
24 September 1982 (USA) See more »
If these walls could talk...they would SHRIEK! See more »
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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  (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)
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
Crew verified as complete

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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Jan and Mark Montelli were portrayed by real life brother and sister Erika Katz and Brent Katz.See more »
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 »
Sonny Montelli:[Possessed] You decided, to do this on your own. Without the support, of the church. You're disobeying, the church. Now, you're alone, AdamskySee more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Better than the 1st, 3 January 1999

Amityville II The Possession was basically the same as the first, except with a bunch of twisted ideas thrown in. But I think the ideas "thrown in" add a sense of kraziness into the whole story. The movie was definitely better than the first story and also gives the viewer an idea of why the house is haunted. Another part that separates this from the previous film is the music. The music provides a sense of anxiety and is perfectly matched to the film from beginning to end. The ideas of possession and incest are really great touches also. Anyways, the movie was decent and worth seeing at least once.

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