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Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG | | Horror | 18 November 1983 (USA)
A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk it of the recent supernatural events and becomes besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.

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Dolores (as Josephina Echanove)
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A man who is separated from his wife moves into the infamous Amityville House. Their daughter dies in a boating accident (after being told that she is not allowed to go to the house) and now the mother sees her deceased daughter "alive" in the house. Mr. Baxtor calls a paranormal investigator in to help and the investigator finds out the source of the household problems. Written by Chris Voveris <cvoveris@mail.microserve.net>

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Amityville 3  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Due to a lawsuit between the Lutz family and Dino De Laurentis over the storyline which did not involve the Lutz family, Amityville 3-D was not called a sequel. However the film does make reference to The Amityville Horror (1979) as it follows a paranormal investigator attempting to prove the Lutz's story was a hoax though the family is never referenced by name. See more »

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When the swordfish flies at the camera (and also when it is shaking, ready to come off), the wire is clearly visible. See more »

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Emma Caswell: Good evening.
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The title "Amityville", both in 3D and 2D, appear to bevel outwards toward the audience. Then the "3D" skews outward from the bottom. See more »

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Actually, not bad at all...
13 February 2004 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

Probably the best movie of the series, I think. Okay, that's not saying much, but it's actually quite enjoyable. And probably the strongest, plot wise.

A magazine writer who happens to debunk psychics ends up buying the infamous house for cheap, blackmailing the current owner (a realtor, who is worried about his reputation, he had leased the house to two fake pyschics). And wackiness ensues. But it's not over the top at first, more general creepiness. There's nothing really special effect wise until the end, at which it does get a bit silly, but it's quite a finish.

It was originally in 3-D, and so you see a lot of shots that were intended to capitalize on this - frisbees thrown at the camera, flying swordfish, etc.

Also notable about this movie, it's the source for a quote frequently sampled by My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult.


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