Written by Scotty
You have heard the old cliché that is something is to good be true, it probably is. Jumping on these deals is something that plenty of people are good at, but they do not know what they are getting into when doing it. If you are offered a job that will pay well above what the responsibilities are, you could be in for a world of hurt when finding out what you really have to do. If a house is being sold for next to nothing, there may be more expenses that will have to be put into it to make it livable. There is are so many examples of these things that people have jumped into without looking over the years, although some are able to come out ok, there are plenty of others that will never recover.
The Montelli family has found the house of their dreams, or at least one that can hold their growing family. With four kids, the father, Anthony is looking for as much room as he can possibly find and this house has nothing but space. With the asking price being extremely low, there is no way that the family can look away since it is everything that they have imagined. Dolores, the mother is happy with the purchase of the home, but over the next couple of nights in the house, she knows that there is something else in it with her family, but has to get the buy in from her husband to get something done about it.
Sonny and Patricia as the oldest of the children in the family and have a great relationship. Always joking about how each is uglier than the other, they know that there is nothing that will keep them away from each other. But as they get settled in their new home, a presence is trying to target one of the kids and Sonny seems to be the perfect one. Feeling sick and not leaving the house with his family, Sonny is possessed by an evil spirt that wants to cause harm to his family. Hearing the same voice around him all the time, he tries to fight the urge to hurt anyone, but the voice is getting louder and with something inside of him, he cannot keep it from taking him over. When his younger siblings are being whipped by his father for something they did not do, Sonny grabs his father’s shotgun and places the business end at his head. Knowing that the strange sounds around the house are much more sinister than strange knocking and things moving on their own, Dolores calls upon her priest to come and bless the house.
Upon entering the house, the priest is ready to go on with his normal duties, but when the kitchen erupts into chaos, he is forced to leave by Anthony who will not put up with any troubles from his wife’s children. Leaving the house, Father Adamsky knows that there is something much worse happening in the home, but cannot take it upon himself to cleanse it without their authority. Sonny slowly gets into a deeper sickness, but whatever is inside of him is feeling alive and wanting to take advantage of his friendships, especially with his sister. Forcing himself upon her, Sonny is not in control of his own emotions and knows that there is something bigger on his plate. During his birthday party, Sonny has to excuse himself from the festivities and heads to his room once again while the complete transformation takes place and he is brought to murder his own family.
Amityville II: The Possession is the precursor to The Amityville Horror. As the Montelli family is looking for bliss in their new home, there is something from under the house that will not allow them to do so. Taking over the oldest son, Sonny, the evil spirit is trying to appease its deepest urges to kill off the family, but Sonny is able to fight it while he will not spend any time around them. With strange things happening around the house that does not involve her son, Dolores knows that there is something else in the house that, although may not want to harm them, is being a pest and making everyone angry at the smallest things. Calling upon her local priest, she is able to get most of the house baptized, but the voice in Sonny’s head will not allow him to be a part of it. When the spirit takes over Sonny completely, he is no longer in control and murders his family. Trying to tell the police that the voice made him do it will not keep him from a lifetime in prison, but Father Adamsky knows that he is telling the truth and has to find a way to get Sonny back to the church to perform and exorcism on the young man to save his soul. Having to battle his way through all of the death that has been put in front of him, Father Adamsky ends up back at the house of evil to find Sonny, but with all of his savior's might, will he be able to release the boy from the demon that is holding him?
A change from the original Amityville story to say the least and it should be a story on its own. Trying to make a prequel after the original story has been released is one of the hardest things that can be done. But enough with that, what is good about this movie? With the classic knocking, windows and doors opening, beds spinning and a kid getting possessed, you are left wanting to see the evil spirit itself. Having a blood lust for everyone that enters the house, there is next to nothing that will stop it. With some good foreshadowing and the answers to all of your questions about what really happened before the house was purchased by the Lutz family, it puts on a good show to get you into the mood to watch the original once again. Stay Scared.