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The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror
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6.2 IMDB rating
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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.

7 years, 9 months ago at May 7 5:06
1 vote
"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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1 year, 3 months ago at Oct 19 22:27
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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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8 months, 1 week 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 (20), Haunted House (11), Murder (9), Ghost (9), 1970s (8), Based On Book (8), 1979 (7), Priest (7), Curse (7), Occult (7), Demonic Possession (6), Babysitter (6), Axe (6), Dog (6), Shotgun (5), Van (5), Family In Danger (5), River (5), Dead Children (5), Nun (5)
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"22.1. Amityville Horrorissa on saattanut aikanaan olla genreään uudistaviakin ainesosia, mutta vuoden 2016 näkövinkkelistä tarkasteltuna narisevat ja itsestään sulkeutuvat ovet eivät suoranaisesti aiheuta kylmänväreitä. Laiskanpulskeaa säikyttelyä yhdistettynä yleiseen mitäänsanomattomuuden ilmapiiriin, siinäpä kai tämän elokuvan anti."


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"24% Consensus: Dull and disappointing, the best that can be said for The Amityville Horror is that it set a low bar for its many sequels and remakes."


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"TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Amityville Horror FORMAT: non-fiction novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: Jay Anson PUBLICATION YEAR: 1977 HAVE I READ: Currently reading NOTES: Based off of the "true" events of the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York (there is some debate over the validity of what happened, and I, personally, have no opinion one way or another on it). Spurred on by this list I am compiling, I started reading this novel not more than 30 minutes ago. I'll probably be finished with it "


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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 like his father James Brolin. It's crazy how they look like they could be twins. There was a bit of overacting which is kind of expected from these films. I did find James Brolin to be great though. He was honestly the best thing about this film aside from the dog of course.

Story: A haunting in Amityville causes strange occurrences within a new family's new home. Houses were murders took ” 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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