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The Amityville Horror (1979)

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Starring (View all)
Michael Stearns Michael Stearns
Policeman
Jack Krupnick Jack Krupnick
Dead Father
Baxter Harris Baxter Harris
Cop #2 at the House
Peter Maloney Peter Maloney
Newspaper Clerk
James Tolkan James Tolkan
Coroner
Hank Garrett Hank Garrett
Bartender
Eddie Barth Eddie Barth
Agucci
Elsa Raven Elsa Raven
Mrs. Townsend


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Kathy Lutz Kathy Lutz
story (uncredited)


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Horribly dated and ineffective.

12 years, 6 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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5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 1 12:29
1 vote
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 (12), Priest (9), Murder (9), Ghost (9), Babysitter (8), Based On Book (8), Dog (7), Curse (7), 1970s (7), Family In Danger (6), Nun (6), 1979 (6), Axe (6), Occult (6), Shotgun (5), Van (5), River (5), Dead Children (5), Ghosts (5)
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