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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

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

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: The Possession See more »

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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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Did You Know?

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

Set in 1974, Sonny has a Rocky poster on his wall. 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

When shown on Fox, the film was heavily edited. The incest plot between Sonny and his sister was cut out. The shotgun murder scene was trimmed down and some profanity was removed. See more »


Soundtracks

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

Even scarier than the first!
23 June 2002 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

AMITYVILLE 2: THE POSSESSION is one of the few horror movies sequels that is actually better than its predesessor. The movie is about an Italian-American family that moves into a house built on an ancient Indian burial ground. If you are a fan of THE SIMPSONS, you may remember a Treehouse Of Horror episode which spoofs this, but anyway, the movie is one of Burt Young's best and it is a truly horrifying, if not cheesy masterpiece. Recommended.


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