Amityville II: The Possession

1982

Action / Horror

30
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 16%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 11048

Synopsis


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Cast

Rutanya Alda as Dolores Montelli
Ted Ross as Mr. Booth, the Lawyer
James Olson as Father Adamsky
Leonardo Cimino as Chancellor
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746.11 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mark.waltz 4 / 10

Was there really a point to all this?

Certainly the story of the 1974 slaughter on Long Island in the town of Amityville of an entire family was newsworthy, and perhaps even a documentary film. But the way this is presented doesn't really seem to serve a purpose other than to exploit a tragedy and shock rather than give any sort of believable motive outside of what had already been built up in the papers. The actual family is given an entirely new name with Burt Young and Rutanya Alda playing the parents of four children of varying ages, from early elementary up to possibly college age.

Jack Magner doesn't seem to be under 20, while oldest daughter Diane Franklin is obviously high school age. The insinuations of their close relationship is really creepy, making me prefer onscreen siblings who seem to despise each other than what is presented here. It's obvious that this family needs deep spiritual help with abusive father Young completely despicable and mother Alda attempting to be the voice of reason. but moving into this house is the worst choice they could make, and no sooner have they settled in than Magner has a rifle up at his father's head when he catches him beating on the younger siblings.

Granted the conflict is there and the chills of the house are definitely enough to creep you out so this isn't a complete waste of time as a horror film. But to build up to the tragedy is without real dramatic intensity even though it is still horrific. After that, it comes down to priest James Olson doing his best to relieve Magner of the demon inside him, getting the aid of local police official Moses Gunn. It's not a strong story because there are no real surprises out of the stereotypical haunted house horrors and even when a little old lady librarian shows up to give some insight to the properties past, it really isn't developed well enough to make this work beyond the exploitation of a crime that defies earthly understanding.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 7 / 10

Superior sequel heightens the gruesome elements

Surprisingly, this sequel turns out to be better than the original. While THE AMITYVILLE HORROR was a slow moving, dull, relatively action-free flick with a few macabre elements, the sequel is an all out in-your-face film with plenty of gross moments and excess gore. This time around there are lots of supernatural events happening constantly, the film basically moves from one of them to the next, with events building up to the eventual shotgunning of the entire family by the teenage son. This scene is very powerful as he even shotguns the little kids to death, and is obviously not suitable for children, and neither is the incest subplot. These elements make this a very adult film indeed.

The cast range from good to not so good. Burt Young (ROCKY) is suitably bullish as the father who enjoys whipping his children, while James Magner undergoes an okay transformation into a demon, although his acting never rises above average. Diane Franklin is great as the teenage sister who becomes a victim, but the mother's acting is atrocious, she opens her eyes wide and screams in an over the top unrealistic and awful way at every available opportunity. Moses Gunn and Andrew Prine lend solid support in minor roles, and James Olson (CRESCENDO) is also good as the nervy priest who becomes convinced that the boy is possessed and tries to perform an exorcism upon him.

There are a lot of fairly good special effects, especially the surprise ending where the boy rips his face off to reveal the rubbery demon underneath. This is particularly gory and grotesque and shocking, therefore effective. However the demon makeup is far too reminiscent of THE EXORCIST and indeed, in the final thirty minutes that film is copied copiously, with the priest even taking the demon into himself at the end. It's a pretty good and powerful rip off though. Although overlong and unoriginal, AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION is solid dark entertainment with plenty of unpleasantness and disturbing images for the horror fan. Good.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

OK for an hour but then everybody dies

The loving Montelli family moves into the Amityville house. The mother Dolores senses an evil presence and the father Anthony (Burt Young) gets violently paranoid. Dolores asks Father Adamsky to bless the house but Anthony's violence drives him away. The older son Sunny starts to get influenced and he has an incestuous affair with his sister Patricia (Diane Franklin). Adamsky wants to perform an exorcism but he's too late as Sunny kills his entire family.

The first hour is a passable horror and family drama. The incest story is a bit too uncomfortable. It's still a fine horror up to that point but then everybody dies. After that, the tension drains out of the movie. I don't think the son's soul is that compelling as a story device.

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