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Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director:

Damiano Damiani

Writers:

Tommy Lee Wallace (screenplay), Hans Holzer (book)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Olson ... Father Adamsky
Burt Young ... Anthony Montelli
Rutanya Alda ... Delores Montelli
Jack Magner ... Sonny Montelli
Andrew Prine ... Father Tom
Diane Franklin ... Patricia Montelli
Moses Gunn ... Turner
Ted Ross ... Mr. Booth
Erika Katz ... Jan Montelli
Brent Katz ... Mark Montelli
Leonardo Cimino ... Chancellor
Danny Aiello III ... Removal Man 1
Gilbert Stafford Gilbert Stafford ... Removal Man 2
Petra Leah Petra Leah ... Mrs. Greer (as Petra Lea)
Alan Dellay ... Judge (as Allan Dellay)
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Storyline

The Montelli family is thrilled to move into their new home, which is so large, they think of the house as a mansion. Then strange things begin to happen: the mirror in the kitchen falls when they say grace, objects move by themselves, the faucet runs blood instead of water. The mother believes the house is satanic and asks the local priest to come and bless it. Meanwhile, the sinister house preys upon the family's tendency toward discord and leads them into violent conflicts. The father strikes his two younger children and his wife. The house also exploits the latent sexual attraction between the teenaged brother and sister. Soon, the oldest son has become possessed by demonic forces and poses a terrible threat to his family and the priest. Written by J. Spurlin

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Taglines:

Don't forget to check under the bed... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville II - Der Besessene See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,277, 24 September 1982

Gross USA:

$12,534,817
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

American directorial debut of Italian director Damiano Damiani. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1974, Sonny has a Rocky poster on his wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anthony Montelli: [as approaches the house] Close your eyes!
Jan Montelli: They're closed!
Anthony Montelli: Are you sure?
Jan Montelli: Yeah. Positive.
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Alternate Versions

In the Australian DVD version (out on Force Video DVD), the courtroom scene was completely cut out. In total, at least ten minutes were cut out of this version, but the shotgun murder scene is totally intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Amityville Horror (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

WHITE OUT
Written by Phil Demise
Published by Gegenshein Music
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A young man slowly losing his mind
4 October 2013 | by RecceRSee all my reviews

This horror prequel depicts the events that lead to the massacre of a family. The movie was based on the actual family who lived in the Amityville house, the DeFeo's, who were all murdered by the oldest son. There are inaccuracies to not only the real events, but to the events depicted in the first movie. I remember being told this movie was "scarier than the first one," but I found myself laughing at most of it. Don't get me wrong, there were still some creepy moments (the mother feeling a presence in the basement, Sonny being attacked by the presence and hearing the voices), but it was mainly made up of bad writing and awkward dialog. Some of the special effects were surprisingly done very well for their time. Jack Magner also did an exceptional job portraying a young man slowly losing his mind to a maleficent force. It was decent, even with the bad dialog, until the last twenty minutes or so. The ending was very weak and fell flat. But overall, I would say to watch it for the good parts I mentioned and then make fun of the rest.


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