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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  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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This film features a scene where Meg Ryan is in a diner with some friends. The angles are oddly similar to those seen years later in When Harry Met Sally. See more »


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


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

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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I thought this Amityville was full of cheesy fun.
12 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

There must have been a law in the 1980's that stated that if you are to make a third film to a set of horror movies you must make them in 3-d as this was one of them, along with other such fine films as Jaws 3-D and Friday the 13th part III in 3-D. Sad to say, but I enjoyed all these movies even though I know in my heart of heart they were all bad movies. However, just because a movie is bad does not make it non-entertaining. Well at least to me it does not...perhaps to a more mainstream viewer, I admit I am a little more offbeat than most people to say the least. This story has a guy moving into the Amityville house for whatever reasons after he proves this one little group of people are fake psychics. Through a series of events though he begins to find out just how real the horrors are in the house that has had cast evil upon all those who lived there. I have to say the movie is not as graphic as the second movie, but it has a lot more to it than the first movie in the ways of scares and such and it has a nice conclusion too. Still the movie has to many 3-D moments too to be a really good movie. You know the scenes, pointless scenes where they aim something directly at the camera and such. Still, the movie runs at a fast clip and is entertaining to watch, plus you get to see a young Meg Ryan in one of her first roles.

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