The Amityville Horror II: The Possession (1982) Movie Review

The Amityville Horror II: The Possession (1982)

1982 | Horror, Thriller, Drama
104 minutes /

User Score: 67/100


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The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Review

Synopsis:

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

I caught "The Amityville Horror 2: The Possession" a few nights ago on AMC. This 1982 film was the first sequel to the (in my opinion) awful "The Amityville Horror (1979)". The movie stars Burt Young (Rocky), the lovely Diane Franklin (Better off Dead), James Olson, and Jack Magner.

The Amityville Horror 2: The Possession story is about the Montelli family. They buy the infamous Amityville house and right off the bat begin to experience some strange occurrences. However, a major thing about this picture is the abusiveness of Young’s character, Anthony. He beats the children every time the ghosts mess up the house. It’s pretty disturbing. His son, Sonny (Magner) becomes possessed by the Amityville horror house. The way they filmed the camera angles coming over his head, and following behind him reminded me

His son, Sonny (Magner) becomes possessed by the Amityville horror house. The way they filmed the camera angles coming over his head, and following behind him reminded me a lot of the camera shots in Evil Dead (1981). Sonny goes on to seduce his little sister Patricia (Franklin) and ends up blowing away his entire family with a rifle half way through the movie. Now to me that would’ve been the perfect place to stop the film to make it a very good horror movie. But no, The Amityville Horror 2: The Possession story goes on with the family’s priest, Father Adamsky realizing Sonny is possessed and goes way out of his way to try to help the boy.

The first half of this movie is very enjoyable, but after Sonny kills his family, the movie goes downhill, way downhill. The ending flat out sucks. All in all, The Amityville Horror 2: The Possession is a decent movie, much, much better than "The Amityville Horror". Recommended for Amityville Horror fans.


About The Amityville Horror II: The Possession (1982)

Title: The Amityville Horror II: The Possession
AKA: Amityville II: The Possession
Year: 1982
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Leonardo Cimino, Rutanya Alda, John Ring, Hollis Granville, Kim H. Ornitz, Burt Young, Andrew Prine, Jack Magner, Moses Gunn, Frank Patton, Rudy Jones, Alice Playten, Martin Donegan, Peter Radon, James Olson, Lawrence Bolen, Tony Boschetti, John Clohessy, Diane Franklin, Ted Ross, Erika Katz, Lindsay Hill, Brent Katz, Todd Jamie, Danny Aiello III, Ken Smith, Gilbert Stafford, Anita Keal, Petra Lea, Sondra Lee
Writers: Tommy Lee Wallace, Hans Holzer, Dardano Sacchetti
Director: Damiano Damiani

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