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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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I Can Give It To You Adamsky! See more (150 total) »


  (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
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American directorial debut of Italian director Damiano Damiani.See more »
Continuity: In the brushes scene, in the kids room, one brush comes out of the red paint can, and the shot after the other brush comes out of the green paint can. The final shot only, showed two brushes with red paint.See more »
Jan Montelli:You put the fork here, stupid.
Mark Montelli:Shut Up!
[Threatening Jan, with a fork]
Jan Montelli:Don't tell me, to shut up.
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Referenced in Witchouse (1999) (V)See more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I Can Give It To You Adamsky!, 5 April 2005
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

**SPOILERS** The horrors of the house in Amityville starts almost as soon the Montelli family moves into it. One of the movers, Danny Aleilo III, notices a secret room in the basement of the house and when he crawls into it he's hit by this foul and nauseous odor that almost cause him to lose consciousness. What he inadvertently did was release an evil spirit that's festering under the house that was originally built back in the early 18th century on a sacred Indian burial site.

By the next day this evil spirit took over the body of the Montelli's oldest son Sonny, Jack Magner, and created such havoc in the house that Mrs. Dlores Montelli, Rulanya Alda, became very religious and went to see the local Catholic Priest Father Adamsky, James Olson. Dlores wants Father Adamsky to come over and bless the house to cleanse it from the evil thats infecting it.

The crude and uncouth Mr. Tony Montelli (Burt Young), who's no Robert Young in "Father Knows Best", acts like a wild lunatic beating both his wife and two little kids Jan & Mark, Erika & Brent Katz, thinking that their responsible for the strange and weird things thats happening in the house. When Father Adamsky comes over to bless the house Tony acts so unfriendly towards him that he has to gracefully leave and at the same time leave the house under the spell of the evil spirit thats dwelling in it. Going back to his car Father Adamsky finds his bible ripped to shreds by something that has to do with whats happening in the Montelli home.

In no time at all the evil spirit completely takes over Sonny's body as he, among other things, forces himself on his teenage sister Patricia, Diane Franklin, leaving her feeling both hurt and unclean. Patricia later goes to confession but is unable to tell Father Adamsky, who's taking confession, what happened between her and Sonny; she only tells the father that she had a tryst with a best friend. Father Adamsky realizes that it's a lot more serious, or sinful, then what Patricia is telling him but seems to be unable, or do nothing, to help her. At a birthday party for Sonny later in the week Sonny holds Patricia in such an amorous embrace that his and Pat's mom, Dolores, gets sicken by it and later tells Patricia just how depraved she and her brother are.

The movie "Amityville II" then follows the story of what really happened at the house on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville NY with Sonny, like Ronald Defeo who in real life murdered his entire family back on November 13, 1974,in an act of demonic insanity murders, with a shotgun like Roland DeFeo did, his Mon Deloros and dad Tony as well as his two sisters Pat and little Jan and his younger brother Mark.

Father Adamsky feeling guilty over what happened at the Montelli house, by him doing nothing to stop it, goes on his own by first releasing Sonny who was arrested by the police at the crime scene from prison, under the eyes of the prison authorities. Father Adamski taking Sonny to the Montelli home to have him and the house exorcised, without the approval of the Catholic Church, doesn't exactly work out like he thought that it would and ends up costing the good Father Adamsky's soul.

Much better then the original "Amityville Horror" with a better script and far more superior special effects, three years in FX improvement in Hollywood made a real big difference. The ending of the movie is a lot like the ending in the film "The Exorcist" but this time the Catholic priest Father Adamsky did it on his own unlike Father Merrin in "The Exorcist", who did the exorcism with the help of Father Karras, and without the approval of the Church of Rome but got the same results as in that 1973 shocker of a film.

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