Eager to start afresh, the unsuspecting couple of Anthony and Dolores Montelli, along with their four children, move into their dream house in Amityville. However, right from the very first night, strange paranormal experiences shatter the Montellis' fantasy, as the restless spirits of the dead and the new home's dark secrets open the unfathomable black portal of hell. Now, the family's older child, Sonny, has become the perfect vessel of destruction, as the invisible demonic forces claim his soul. Can Father Frank Adamsky cleanse the infernal Amityville House?Written by
Even though this film was marketed as a prequel, 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. Technically speaking, this is an unrelated standalone film that just happens to be based on an earlier part of the infamous story of Amityville while simultaneously being placed in present day, while having II in the title for some reason. See more »
Although the story is supposed to be set in 1974, we see a bunch of automobile makes which were recent in 1982. See more »
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 »
Amityville II The Possession was basically the same as the first, except with a bunch of twisted ideas thrown in. But I think the ideas "thrown in" add a sense of kraziness into the whole story. The movie was definitely better than the first story and also gives the viewer an idea of why the house is haunted. Another part that separates this from the previous film is the music. The music provides a sense of anxiety and is perfectly matched to the film from beginning to end. The ideas of possession and incest are really great touches also. Anyways, the movie was decent and worth seeing at least once.
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