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Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

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A dysfunctional family moves into a new house, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of their teenage son.

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

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 Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

In 1976 a New York family fled this house with their lives. The previous owners weren't so lucky . . . This is their story! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Although the story is supposed to be set in 1974, we see a bunch of automobile makes which were recent in 1982. 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 »


Soundtracks

HOME SWEET HOME
Written by H.R. Bishop (as Henry Bishop) & John Howard Payne (as Howard Payne)
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Better than the 1st
3 January 1999 | by ICPSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,277, 26 September 1982

Gross USA:

$12,534,817

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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