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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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Director:
Writers:
Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay)
Hans Holzer (book)
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Release Date:
24 September 1982 (USA) See more »
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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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Unusual Horror See more (149 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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104 min
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Trivia:
Some movie posters for this film featured a long preamble that read: "The night of February 5, 1976, George Lutz and Kathy Lutz fled their home in Amityville, New York. They got out alive! Their living nightmare shocked audiences around the world in The Amityville Horror (1979). But before them, another family lived in this house and were caught by the original evil. They weren't so lucky... this is their story!"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:
Mark Montelli:What's that?
Father Adamsky:This is, a surplice.
Jan Montelli:Oh.
Father Adamsky:Oh, I bet you know, what this is, though?
Jan Montelli:I've seen it but, I don't know the name.
Father Adamsky:It's, a stole.
Jan Montelli:Oh.
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37 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Unusual Horror, 13 March 2004
Author: YankeeDood from Nevada

I liked "The Possession" more than the original. Part one was so phony that it was even comical in parts (not to mention the over-acting). Part two contains more real life horrors such as incest, child abuse, domestic violence and mental illness. Yes, it is loosely based on the DeFeo case. However, I believe the director avoided direct links to the incident because of possible lawsuits. One disagreement I have with William C. Uchtman is when he stated in his review that Ronald DeFeo Sr. was a swell guy. Well according to "City Confidential" on A&E, the father was very abusive and was reported to have beaten "Butch" to a bloody pulp one time for simply talking back at the dinner table. Wife beatings were also reported. So, the abuse scenes are quite valid. The part when "Sunny" points a shotgun at his father after he punched his wife is valid too except that, in the real case, Butch pulled the trigger with no shells inside. That was the only difference. The counterculture involved is also interesting. The Montelli's are no typical American family, you see this from the start when Sunny returns from buying a pack of cigarettes and has an arguement with his father who threatens to "kick his ass".

Yes, "Possession" did copy parts of The Exorcist, but it's still a good film with more gory scenes than the original.

If you like over-acted supernatural thrillers, you may enjoy the first. But if you want to see a movie based on a real murder case (though admittedly from a supernatural point of view), "Possession" is for you.

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