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Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  18 November 1983 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Beal ...
Harold Caswell
Leora Dana ...
John Harkins ...
Clifford Sanders
Susan Baxter
Peter Kowanko ...
Roger (as Pete Kowanko)
Frederikke Borge ...
Elliot's Assistant (as Rikke Borge)
Carlos Romano ...
David Cohler
Josefina Echánove ...
Dolores (as Josephina Echanove)
Jorge Zepeda ...
Van Driver


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 <>

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amityville 3  »

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The Amityville Realty phone number is 666-1818. The "666" is the number of the beast as told in the Book of Revelation in the Hebrew Bible. "1818" is 6 times 3 (which might be written out as "666") twice. (1818 was also the year that Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was first published, which is credited as the originator of the horror genre.) See more »


When they light the lighter after the first séance, John walks by with his lighter but the others are still lit from behind. See more »


[first lines]
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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Three Dimensional Thrills?
8 January 2004 | by (Northern KY, USA) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone want to live in the Amityville house? It's got a bilious basement with a bottomless pit, a lethal living room, and feral flies that swarm in the attic. The sinks don't work either. In fact, this house is going straight to Hell - literally!

Into this questionable piece of real estate moves Tony Roberts, a skeptical journalist who doesn't believe the horror stories concerning the house (or hasn't learned anything from the first two movies) and is determined not to let `superstition' get the better of him. But get the better of him it does…

This is in no way a great movie – but it keeps me entertained every time I watch it, the hallmark of good low-budget horror fun. And dig that neat poster – great horror movie graphics! There's also some amusement to be had due to the presence of a few future stars in the cast – such as Lori Loughlin as the daughter of the journalist, who would trade in her haunted house for a Full House. And then there's Meg Ryan, touring the Amityville residence and pondering the joys of sexual relations with ghosts. Whatever floats your boat, Meg!

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