A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk the recent supernatural events, and finds himself besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.
The demonic forces in the haunted Long Island house escape through a mystical lamp which finds its way to a remote California mansion where the evil manipulates a little girl by manifesting itself in the form of her dead father.
Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »
On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.
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
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 »
(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 »
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 »
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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