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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If these walls could talk...they would shriek! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It is often debated whether or not the film is actually a prequel or sequel to The Amityville Horror (1979) as the depicted family massacre contradicts the opening of the first film as the family is awake and chased around the house by a possessed Sonny with the bodies removed in the morning when it is well known that the family was murdered in their sleep with the bodies removed in the middle of the night. The events of the first film and George Lutz and Kathy Lutz are also mentioned in the film's tagline as having been preceded by this film despite being full of elements that are clearly from the 1980s, such as a miniature "Walkman" radio/headphone set and the presence of 1982 cars, televisions, etc. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) 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

[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

The initial UK Castle video and Prism DVD releases were missing around 7 seconds of footage: specifically, shots of Sonny creeping up behind his father with a gun; Patricia picking up and replacing the phone when she hears a gunshot; and the father falling backwards against a door after being shot. The later Sanctuary Collector's Edition DVD is complete. See more »

Connections

Followed by Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

WHITE OUT
Written by Phil Demise
Published by Gegenshein Music
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User Reviews

an amazingly chilling, genuinely scary surprise
9 January 2001 | by Mox-4See all my reviews

After a nothing-short-of ridiculous Amityville Horror, I was loathe to spend theatre bucks on this one. I first saw it when it hit cable. Ok, I was a grown man, very secure, I believe I was in college at the time.

Im a very normal guy (mmmmwhhhaaaaa)...and this movie scared the DEVIL out of me! It was extremely well done...well acted...it was a BIG plus to see the gorgeous young Diane Franklin (whose promising career must've derailed somewhere along the line). The suspense is abundant in this flick...the morphing scenes...where the demon morphs into different people were way ahead of their time.

I am not kidding, this is a movie I will own one day. It is a fine example of its genre. Don't think about it, just watch it and squeeze the hand blue of someone you love...it is classic eighties. The best of its kind, IMHO.

I wonder whatever happened to Diane Franklin?

Go on, rent it...you'll lay a brick! You'll have a laugh or two also...but I dare ya...(smile)


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