Monday, July 1, 2013

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

Director: Damiano Damiani

Starring: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner, Andrew Prine, Diane Franklin, Moses Gunn, Ted Ross, Erika Katz, Brent Katz, Leonardo Cimino

More info: IMDb

Tagline: If these walls could talk...they would SHRIEK!

Plot: 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.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

#177 on Drive-In Delirium Volume 2 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

The first half of this picture is pretty damn solid.  The weird shit starts happening to the family immediately which was really cool.  It gets creepy when the two oldest kids (brother and sister) have some incestual fun.  Burt Young was ferocious as the "quick to bust out the belt to beat his kids with" dad.  The story builds and culminates into a mass murder.  If the picture had stopped there I'd be giving this an 8/10 but it doesn't.  It continues for at least another half hour with the possessed killer (one of the family) and the priest who is trying to save him or her.  That was dreadfully boring and cliche'd.  If I should ever watch this it'll be up to the point the family is killed.  I love happy endings.

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