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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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 <cvoveris@mail.microserve.net>

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Enter the gateway to hell...at your peril! See more »




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Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amityville 3  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The frost that blows out of the basement onto Candy Clark was actually warm wax. She later admitted that she had to wash her hair with detergent to get it all out. See more »


After the opening credits as Mr. Caswell escorts Melanie and John into the front door, you discover that the perspective view of the foyer in the background of the doorway is fake. There is a gap between the prop background and the top of the door frame where the side of a staircase can be seen ascending in a different direction than the one seen later in the film. See more »


[first lines]
Emma Caswell: Good evening.
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Crazy Credits

The disclaimer on the posters, video box cover, and at the end of the credits reads: "This film is not a sequel to The Amityville Horror or Amityville II: The Possession". See more »


Followed by Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) 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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