Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newly weds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house but it ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the home's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very ill. George and Kathy with the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective they face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children... Written by
"For God's Sake, Get Out!"
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Did You Know?
Contrary to popular belief, Lalo Schifrin
's score for this film was not the legendary rejected score composed for The Exorcist
. The rejected Exorcist score has subsequently been released on CD and is completely different in every respect. See more
Through out the whole movie the main stair case has carpet running up the middle of it. At the end when the walls and stairs are bleeding the carpet is missing. See more
Cop at the House
Jesus Christ, it gets worse all the time.
This motion picture is based on the book "The Amityville Horror." Certain characters and events have been changed to heighten dramatic effect. See more