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The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror
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(333 ratings)
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
Natasha Ryan

Natasha Ryan

Amy


Written by (View all)
Sandor Stern

Sandor Stern

(screenplay)
Jay Anson

Jay Anson

(book)


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Horribly dated and ineffective.

7 years, 4 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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10 months, 2 weeks 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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3 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
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), Van (5), Family In Danger (5), River (5), Dead Children (5), Nun (5), Ghosts (5)
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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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