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Director:
Writer:
William Wales (written by)
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Release Date:
18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Enter the gateway to hell...at your peril! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(21 articles)
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Well at least now they won't have that house to play around with any more See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Roberts ... John Baxter

Tess Harper ... Nancy Baxter

Robert Joy ... Elliot West

Candy Clark ... Melanie
John Beal ... Harold Caswell
Leora Dana ... Emma Caswell
John Harkins ... Clifford Sanders

Lori Loughlin ... Susan Baxter

Meg Ryan ... Lisa

Neill Barry ... Jeff
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
Raquel Pankowsky ... Sensory Woman
Paco Pharrez ... Maintenance Man (as Paco Pharres)

Directed by
Richard Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Wales  written by

Produced by
Stephen F. Kesten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Blake 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Schuler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Postiglione 
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup illusions
Vincent Callaghan .... special makeup
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist
Doug Drexler .... makeup/illusions crew
Kevin Haney .... makeup/illusions crew
Neal Martz .... makeup/illusions crew
David E. Smith .... makeup/illusions crew
 
Production Management
G. Mac Brown .... unit production manager
Moira Kelly .... production supervisor
Jane Rayleigh .... assistant production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann Egbert .... second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Agustín Ituarte .... assistant art director
Jack Wright Jr. .... propman (as John Wright Jr.)
Thomas Wright .... property master
Maurice Zuberano .... production illustrator
 
Sound Department
Ronaye Boyle .... assistant sound editor
John Fundus .... sound
Peter Ilardi .... sound
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Mahakian .... additional sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Jorge Palomino .... boom operator
Jack Schrader .... dialogue editor
Chester Slomka .... additional sound editor
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor
Manuel Topete .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects
Mike Edmonson .... special effects crew
Tim Farrell .... special effects crew
James Fredburg .... special effects crew (as Jim Fredburg)
Al Griswold .... special effects
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects supervisor
Samuel E. Price .... special effects crew
Bruce Robles .... special effects crew
Gary Schaedler .... special effects crew
Ken Sher .... special effects crew
Chris Strohmeyer .... special effects crew
David Wood .... special effects crew
Michael Wood .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Rick Fichter .... optical effects crew
Gary Platek .... optical effects crew
Peter Stolz .... optical effects crew
Stuart Ziff .... optical effects crew
 
Stunts
David Burton .... stunts
Kimberly Epper .... stunts
Tony Farentino .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Chris Howell .... stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunts
Hyla Marrow .... stunts
Julia Orozco .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts (as Noon Orsati)
Victoria Vanderkloot .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mel Brown .... gaffer
Michael Brown .... electrician
Norman Buck .... grip
James Dillinger .... electrician
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Gábor Kövér .... assistant camera
Ed Quinn .... grip
Schultz Richard .... grip
William H. Steiner .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Toni Reed Baer .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Derek Brechin .... assistant editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel Allan Carlin .... music editor
 
Other crew
Laura Aguilar .... production staff
Carmen Alba .... production staff
Vebe Borge .... production associate
Sherri Taffel Brown .... assistant to unit production manager
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Dino De Laurentiis .... presenter
Martha De Laurentiis .... production accountant (as Martha Schumacher)
Steven Elliott .... title mechanicals
Pablo Ferro .... title designer
Benno Friedman .... altered photographs
Eva Fryer .... production office coordinator
James Giblin .... teamster captain
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Tom O'Neill .... location assistance
Antonio Rubio .... production executive
Tibor Sands .... 3-D coordinator
Marianne Scanlon .... assistant accountant
Steve Sklar .... production assistant
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor (as Lynn Twentyman)
Tom Ventimiglia .... location assistance
 

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105 min | UK:93 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the evil forces caused the elevator to malfunction, the man inside is shown pressed against the ceiling as the elevator is rapidly descending. The only way this could happen is if the elevator was accelerating downward faster than the force of gravity could pull it. That he should stick to the ceiling is against the laws of physics.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Emma Caswell:Good evening.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Land of the Dead (2005)See more »

FAQ

What is 'Amityville 3D' about?
Is this available on DVD in 3-D?
Is 'Amityville 3' based on a book?
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well at least now they won't have that house to play around with any more, 4 April 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

***SPOILERS*** Hell literally freezes over in this third and final chapter of the infamous Amityville House by the river with the place being blown to bits taking an entire crew of ghost investigators, or busters, and ghost detectives along with it.

I wondered watching the movie unfold if it was the two investigative reporters for the skeptical Reveal Magazine John & Melanie, Tony Roberts & Candy Clark, trying to be too smart about their ability to expose psychic frauds that lead to the horrors that happened to them as well as everyone else in the movie. Doing their job in exposing psychic frauds both John & Melanie flush out the Caswells, John Beal & Leora Dana, in a phony and staged psychic reading that they gave them for their dead young son Ricky in, of all places, the Amityville Horror House.

Feeling good about himself in his job as a "Ghost Exposer" John really goes overboard by buying the dangerous and haunted house himself since no one wants to not only live in it but even live next to it. With John about to move into the haunted house strange things begin to happen. The real estate agent Clifford Sanders, John Harkins,who sold the house to John is found dead by John on the steps of the house from an apparent heart-attack.

Melanie who took a number of photos of John and Sanders finds that the photos of Sanders have a strange smug on them that when it's magnified the smug looks like a little devil. Things start to get out of hand with Melanie ending up dead in a car crash where she burned to a crisp and John's daughter Susan, Lori Loughlin, drowning in the river outside the house. To the surprise of her mom Nancy Baxter, Tess Harper, she's seen alive walking up the stairs to her room dripping wet with a weird smirk on her face.

John himself has a few close calls with death in an elevator in the building where he works and in his bathroom when he's confronted with live steam gushing out of the bathroom faucets and the walls in the bathroom closing in on him. With his co-worker , Melanie, roasted to death his daughter, Susan, drowned and his wife, Nancy, going insane John gives in and decides to have his house checked out by a "Ghost Buster" team lead by psychic expert and investigator Eillot West, Robert Joy, to find out and see if there's something to all this tragedy that struck John his family and friends. What the team finds out isn't pretty in that before their through checking out the Amityville House the Amityville House will be through with them.

Passable horror movie that does have it's moments and at least tries to make some sense to it's audience of what's happening on the screen with a very young Lori Loughlin and Meg Ryan as Susan Baxter and Susan's best friend Lisa who's also a armature medium and psychic in the film.

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