A group of priests led
by Father Manfred (Norman Lloyd) enter
the posessed house in Amityville thinking
that they have finally cleansed the evil
spirits that resided there. However,
there is a fancy looking and creepy lamp
that is over 300 years old that belonged
to that house as it is auctioned.
The lamp was sold to an elderly lady
named Alice Leacock (Jane Wyatt) whom is
visiting a struggling family in
California after their father has passed
away and are grieving.
house pets freak out when the lamp enters
the house and the youngest daughter named
Jessica Evans (Brandy Gold) seems to
admire the lamp and talks to it at night
as she thinks that she is talking to her
Later on Brandy acts obsessive over the
lamp and shows wicked attitude towards
her family as the other members seem to
Also, there are power surges, their water
turning bad and some people end up being
killed there that remains unsolved to top
it all off.
A young priest that was at the house in
Amityville named Father Kibner (Frederick
Lehne) tries to call and warn the family
but can't seem to reach them as he tells
them that their house is possessed by the
evil from that lamp.
The situations in this film is a little cheesy but we
can't expect it to look too horror like
since this one was made for TV
We show a nice beginning of the scene
with preachers when they run into every room
at the house in Amityville to cleanse the
evil spirits away. Then we spot a great shot on the old lamp
lighting up and one of them reacting
to it painfully.
There's a good camera shot closing in on Alice Leacock gardening in front of her
house as it gives you an impression that
an evil force is watching her.
There's a creepy moment with Nancy Evans lying in bed and a man's hand
is wrapped around her, then she gets up
and no one is in her bed.
What's more creepy was having a child
named Jessica sitting in
front of the old lamp and talking to it
with her Mom which is of course Nancy walking in and tells
her she was talking to her Dad.
We spot a good shot on someone putting his hand in a garbage
disposal but then it goes off and but it doesn't look as intense like it was supposed to have been.
There is an interesting moments with Brian when he is holding a
chainsaw in the cellar and toys around
with it, then it starts to activate and
loses control with it by sawing stuff up.
It didn't look intense like it was meant
to be though so it was a little corny.
There's a nice camera shot on Peggy with a cord wrapping around
We have perfect scene's with Father Kibner and Father Manfred talking to one another
about the lamp and the history of the
house in Amityville.
Jessica looked great sitting on a sofa
not saying a word and when she does she
shows great wicked attitude which has a nice change to what we spot here.
We have a real effective moment with Kibner and his intensity towards Nancy about her being in danger
along with her family.
There's a nice camera shot on Jessica walking up a stairway to the attic with
the door open and a bright light shining
on her and then the door closes after
We spot a perfect battle with Jessica against
both Kibner and Nancy in
the attic which looked impressive.
There's terrific shots on the house when
the windows glow making it look similar
to the house in Amityville.
Bottom line here: Ok in part 3 the
house explodes during the end of the film
but when we watch this one it made out
that never happened at all. I think this
was a totally different story alltogether
and I think the other sequels were too.
The film was cheesy but lots of TV movies
are. Still it was clever at the same time
too and a neat plot to top it all off.
It;s interesting that the story took
place outside of the house in Amityville
and residing in a place down at
Lots of cheesy special effects but that's
what makes this film so much fun.
Some of the acting
is very good and some it is well.... a
little lacking. Patty Duke (Nancy Evans) plays
nicely as the mother of her family and is
good with her firm words whenever she
performs that way. She also does well by acting disrespectful in a certain part of the film which comes off nicely too. Plus showed a nice firm attitude to keep an eye out on their youngest one in the family which stood out wonderfully.
Jane Wyatt (Alice Leacock) played a nice grandmother
in the film shows great and courageous
attitude as well.
Frederic Lehne (Father Kibner) was the best one of
all the cast as a young priest in the
film showing dynamic energy and intensity
too. He especially does well reacting to a painful situation on the lamp which looked energised here. He also shows a perfect intensity whenever he needed to act like this.
Child actress Brandy Gold (Jessica) was
another fine cast member too as she nice
nice wicked aggressions to her part by
being posessed by the lamp. She really knew how to
behave intense with her shrieking
behavior not wanting to leave the room while being forced to. Plus quarter way through showed a perfect wicked attitude.
Zoe Trilling (Amanda Evans) looked like that she
had the mumps while doing this film and
seemed to be cast mainly for her looks as
the oldest sibling. Yet she reacts perfectly well when she let's out a scream when she discovers something terrifying that has happened to someone in the kitchen.
Eisenberg (Brian) playing the only boy in
the family needed a bit of acting lessons
but I have seen worst. He shows a phony shocked reaction to a deadly moment which is one of his lacking talents.
Norman Lloyd (Father Manfred) looked perfect as an
elderly head priest in the film and
leaves a good impression along with the
plot used in it.
A teenagers hand
is caught in a garbage disposal and blood
A decapitated hands oozes out of a pipe
full of black stuff.
The music was cheesily
great with synthesizer screeching sound
and thumps too which is extremely
effective through the whole story of the
film composed by Rick Conrad.