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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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1 nomination See more »
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(35 articles)
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I think Mommy doesn't want to make love to Daddy anymore See more (148 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Amityville address of the house in the film is 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Possession of Damiani (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
HOME SWEET HOMESee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I think Mommy doesn't want to make love to Daddy anymore, 24 December 2013
Author: utgard14 from USA

The Montelli family moves into the Amityville house and before they can shut the door strange things start going down. Messages mysteriously appear on the walls of the children's bedrooms. Unknown forces bang on doors. The oldest son Sonny (Jack Magner) becomes possessed by some kind of entity. It drives Sonny to do evil things, including seducing his younger sister (Diane Franklin). As this is a prequel to the first movie and the first movie told you what happened at the house before the Lutzes moved in, you can see where this is headed.

If you know anything about the story behind the Amityville Horror, you know that the Montellis are stand-ins for the DeFeo family, which was murdered by son Ronald. As I said this is a prequel to Amityville Horror, not a sequel. It's also terrible. It was considered terrible from the time of its release. However, as tends to happen, in recent years a cult of fans has built up around it and claim it to be the best of the Amityville series. I wish I could see what they see, as what I see is a bad movie that deserves to be considered such. The most infamous scene from the film is undoubtedly the scene where Sonny seduces his sister, played like a deer caught in headlights by Diane Franklin. Franklin's performance throughout the entire film is very weak. It's a taboo scene, to be sure, but handled awkwardly by the actors and directed ineptly by Damiano Damiani.

If the film has one strength, it's that it's never dull. Lots of stuff happens and it picks up speed until you're bombarded with one scene after another meant to shock or frighten, but only result in intended laughter. Gotta like Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky) as the abusive dad though. No one could threaten to beat a woman or child and mean it quite like him.

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