Friday, November 25, 2016
Amityville 2:The Possession is a 1982 horror prequel directed by Damiano Damiani and starring Burt Young and Diane Franklin.
The movie begins with the Amityville house being sold to the Montelli family. There is the father, Anthony(Young), mother Dolores(Rutanya Alda), son Sonny(Jack Magner), daughter Patricia(Franklin) and two kids Mark and Jan. They think that this is the house of their dreams. There is tension between Sonny and his father. Anthony seems a bit volatile. Dolores is in the basement and it turns out that there is a tunnel inside there. It is creepy and smelly. We are shown that there is something down there and it has been unleashed. Things gets creepy in the house when things move around and windows open and close by themselves. Anthony thinks that it is the kids messing and he punishes them for it. Dolores wants help from the local priest, Fr. Adamsky(James Olsen).
Fr.Adamsky comes to bless the house and he meets Anthony who is not too happy to see a priest. He is not religious at all. The priest has to leave when Anthony tells him that he is not welcome. He goes back to his car and finds his bible ripped to pieces and his car door open. He is disturbed by this. At the house, tensions are high as Dolores is annoyed at Anthony's behaviour with the priest. Sonny and Patricia are very close to each other and it seems like there is something weird going on there. When the family have gone to church, Sonny is alone and he hears something in the house. He grabs his father's gun and goes to see what it is but what he finds is not human. There is something evil in the basement and it follows him up to his room where it enters his body and possesses him.
When the family arrive back home, Sonny goes to visit Patricia and they play a game which ends up with her nude and him having sex with her. Afterwards, she goes to see the priest and confesses that she has sex with someone but doesn't say that it is her brother. The priest is worried about her and the family. He tries to bless the house but weird things happen and he stays away after that. Sonny starts acting weirdly and his face takes on a demonic look sometimes. There is something not right about him and his mother can see it. She discovers that something has been going on with her son and daughter. That night, Sonny hears voices telling him to kill his family. He kills everyone.
The cops come and arrest Sonny. Adamsky comes and he realises that there is something wrong with Sonny. He is possessed, He wants to get him exorcised but the church will not act on what he says. He decides to do it himself which leaves him open to danger. He gets Sonny at the house and he exorcises him but unfortunately, the demon goes into him instead. Sonny is okay and taken away by the cops and Father Adamsky is left with the demon inside. The Amityville house is put up for sale and this will lead to the original movie The Amityville Horror.
Let me start by saying that I liked this film. I know that it has received negative reviews but it is not that bad. If you compare it to the original movie, then it will pale in comparison of course. But, take is as a stand alone movie involving the Amityville house, then it isn't so bad. I liked the creepy feel here and I did like the story too. Maybe I am the only one, but I don't care. As the sequels went on, the quality decreased, as is often the way with sequels, but this one isn't as bad as you would think.
I will give it a 5/10.
Posted by Amanda at 12:07 AM