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Writer:
William Wales (written by)
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Release Date:
18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
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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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Just turn off your brain and enjoy the ride 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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Runtime:
105 min | UK:93 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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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FAQ

What explanation is given for the cause of the problems in the house?
Is this available on DVD in 3-D?
How does the movie end?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Just turn off your brain and enjoy the ride, 23 May 2007
Author: sgtking from United States

Whether you believe the events depicted in both the novel and film entitled 'The Amityville Horror' or not, you've got to admit it's a great story. One that, frankly, has yet to be adapted faithfully to the big screen. Oh well, maybe some day. Meanwhile, the 1979 film adaptation was followed by one of the biggest slews of sequels in horror movie history. Like with most other franchises, the sequels really aren't necessary, but at the same time that doesn't make them bad films or no fun. This is the case with this second sequel, which took advantage of the 3-D movie craze of the early 1980s. Know what that means? You guessed it, a no-brainer excuse for state-of-the-art special effects to be thrown at the audience. In the case of this movie, that's not a totally bad thing.

Pros: The pace never drags. Each cast member, except for maybe Tess Harper, gives the best performance they can with the material and at least seem to be enjoying themselves. Howard Blake, replacing 1 & 2's Lalo Schifrin, composes a decent, spooky score. Director Fleischer does a good job of making the old house look menacing and gets a few other good shots too. At least a couple good chilling moments. Some of the special effects are pretty good. A powerhouse finale. Cheesy fun if you don't take it at all seriously.

Cons: Lacks real scares. The plot is super thin and really just an excuse for the filmmakers to use flashy effects. Loaded with haunted house clichés. Some cheap effects, especially that one big fly. Tess Harper is the only actor in the film who seems to be uncomfortable and therefore gives a mostly stiff performance.

Final thoughts: Won't stand up well to classics like 'Poltergeist' and the original 'The Haunting,' but this second sequel to the 1979 chiller is good clean fun if you're looking for nothing more than an hour and a half of entertainment. Though I enjoyed this on some level, I can see why the subsequent sequels went straight to video because the series was starting to turn into self parody at this point.

My rating: 3/5

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