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More of a prequel than a sequel to "The Amityville Horror" (1979). Relates the story of the house's early years as a haven for demonic forces intent on driving a father to beat the kids, a mother to prayer, and a brother to lust after his sister (before he murders them all). Young etc. portray an obnoxious family that you're actually glad to see wasted by the possessed son. A stupid, clumsy attempt to cash in on the success of the first film, which was also stupid and clumsy but could at least claim novelty in the bad housing development genre. Followed by "Amityville 3: The Demon" in 1983.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Supernatural Horror, Slasher Flicks, Death & the Afterlife, Creepy Houses, Woofs!
Tommy Lee Wallace
James Olson, Burt Young, Andrew Prine, Moses Gunn, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner, Diane Franklin
Franco Di Giacomo
Damiano Damiani
Howard Blake, Lalo Schifrin
Dino De Laurentiis

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Amityville 2: The Possession
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Amityville 2, The Possession seems like comfort food: Filling, but not great or exciting. For the time (early 80's) it seems to hold its own as far as a demon posession flick, but it clealy was following the heard since at the time, everybody was making such films. (Omen, Excorcist 2, etc.) I thought the father, Burt Young, was a terrible mis cast. He is a great actor that has played great roles, but his New York "wiseguy" style just did't blend with the genteel, New England suburban feel of the movie or the rest of his family. The son, "Sonny", as played by Jack Magner, also seemed more like a strung-out street kid from the start rather than a wholesome middleclass kid who becomes enveloped in a demonic battle. Of course, Dianne Franklin did very well as a seductive teen stunner and frankly, I think the movie rested a bit too much on her generation of a rather purient interest!