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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

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The night of February 5, 1976, George and Kathleen Lutz fled their home in Amityville, New York. They got out alive! Their living nightmare shocked audiences around the world in "The Amityville Horror". But before them, another family lived in this house and were caught by the original evil. They weren't so lucky... this is their story! 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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Trivia

Jan and Mark Montelli were portrayed by real life brother and sister Erika Katz and Brent Katz. See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) As Sonny is being chased by something unseen, the camera rises above him, and someone from the crew can be seen standing behind the wall in the bottom left corner. 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 »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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HOME SWEET HOME
Written by H.R. Bishop (as Henry Bishop) & John Howard Payne (as Howard Payne)
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User Reviews

 
For My Money, The Best Of A Loooong Series
15 December 2012 | by AllNewSuxSee all my reviews

I honestly don't view this film that often because there is a lot of REAL horror on the screen that makes watching, at least the first half, rather uncomfortable. I'm no fan of things like beatings or incest which happen in homes everyday, but the way this movie is presented, it challenges you to watch it. You are introduced to a messed up family moving into a house, perhaps with the hope that a change like this will make things in their life better. The reality is that regardless of whether this house was possessed or not, this family (the Montellis) brought it's own demons with it. After the first hour the deed is done, that any of us Amityville fans or scholars already know about since it is why the first movie happened. I wouldn't say it gets "fun" after this, but at least the focus shifts from a realistic abusive family to supernatural demonic possession and the priest's battle for Sonny's soul. Where the first half is horrific due to it's realism, the second half is terrifying thanks to great filmmakers. For me, this movie is similar to Ju-On (2002) or The Exorcist (1973) where as I'm watching some of the scarier scenes, I'm actually looking over my shoulder. The basement scenes are particularly effective in scaring the Hell out of the average movie fan. Most critics at the time panned this movie, but how many of them are real horror fans? Ignore them and buy this film whether you own the first Amityville Horror or not. Admittedly there are one or two special effects that might be called "goofy", but the majority of them blow away any CGI put on a screen today. For a horror fan, I would call this a MUST SEE!


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