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The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror
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James Brolin James Brolin
George Lutz
Margot Kidder Margot Kidder
Kathy Lutz
Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Father Delaney
Don Stroud Don Stroud
Father Bolen
Murray Hamilton Murray Hamilton
Father Ryan
John Larch John Larch
Father Nuncio


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Sandor Stern Sandor Stern
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Horribly dated and ineffective.

9 years, 5 months ago at May 7 5:06
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"What do you want from us? Goddamnit, this is MY house!"

Normally I enjoy classic horror movies because of their inventiveness and their predisposition to be quite terrifying at times. The Amityville Horror strives to be original and scary, but at every opportunity it fails quite astonishingly. The film contains none of the elements that make a good horror movie. Instead of being gr... read more

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Nothing I ever seen before to be quite honest, not very exciting. Certainly not rubbish but really slow in parts, so boring in fact that I just wanted to skip them, as they were that slow.

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2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 1 12:29
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Initial Thought: I feel like a franchise. So I decided on the Amityville series since they have a new one coming up soon. I hear most of them are awful besides this and the remake. The new one looks like it should be good too. Anyways let's see what this is all about.

Characters/Acting: I adore Margot Kidder. She was such a prominent actress in the 70s. I swear Josh Brolin looks just ... read more
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Newlyweds move into a house where a murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
Release date: 27 July 1979
UPC: 027616852816
Tags: Horror (21), Haunted House (11), Murder (9), Ghost (9), 1970s (9), Based On Book (8), Priest (7), Curse (7), Occult (7), 1979 (7), Babysitter (6), Axe (6), Dog (6), Demonic Possession (6), Ghosts (5), Shotgun (5), Van (5), Family In Danger (5), River (5), Dead Children (5)
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