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When Mark and Jan were sitting on the bed, when Anthony storms in, to beat them. The front view of Mark (on the left) and Jan (on the right) and, when the camera is on Anthony Jan is on the right, and Mark is on the left (back view of the kids). See more »
An excellent build up of suspense and tension ends in hoo har!
Well, I just bought this movie on DVD - it had been my absolute favourite horror movie when I was a kid... and now... well, put it this way. From my now adult perspective it was kind of icky. The incest thing was unpleasant (but note the suggestion of incest in the actual DeFeo case, as discussed in the book "Murder in Amityville".
The scene where the little boy is chased around the house and finally shot is also quite distressing.
But, to be fair, this is a horror movie. Nobody can expect the Sound of Music. And it is horrific and builds suspense well. The atmosphere is tense, and the house is the perfect "haunted house" gothic tableau for the supernatural ghastliness.
Everything is excellent until that awful last half hour - suspense is sacrificed and in its place are some fake-looking unspecial effects, over the top exorcism scenes and other hoo-har.
And yet, I cannot look away!
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