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

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The Amityville Horror II: The Possession (1982)

1982 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama
104 minutes / 1h 44min

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The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Plot Synopsis:

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.

The Amityville Horror II: The Possession (1982) Review

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.

  • The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.16
  • IMDB: 5.5
  • MetaCritic: 3.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0.6

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: 2.08/5 stars from 8,861 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8,861
MPAA Rating: R
The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Cast Starring: Rutanya Alda, Leonardo Cimino, Alice Playten, John Ring, Andrew Prine, Jack Magner, Hollis Granville, Moses Gunn, Frank Patton, Rudy Jones, Petra Leah, Burt Young, Peter Radon, James Olson, Lawrence Bolen, Tony Boschetti, John Clohessy, Diane Franklin, Ted Ross, Kim H. Ornitz, Erika Katz, Lindsay Hill, Brent Katz, Todd Jamie, Danny Aiello III, Ken Smith, Gilbert Stafford, Anita Keal, Petra Lea, Sondra Lee
The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Writers: Tommy Lee Wallace, Hans Holzer, Dardano Sacchetti
The Amityville Horror II: The Possession Director: Damiano Damiani
Production: MGM
Language: English
Country: Mexico, USA