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Director:
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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A silly sequel, but lots of fun. See more (90 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amityville 3" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
105 min | UK:93 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although this film takes place at the Amityville House, it is not a sequel to The Amityville Horror (1979) or Amityville II: The Possession (1982). The events in the first two films were supposedly "real".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Emma Caswell:Good evening.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A silly sequel, but lots of fun., 23 March 2009
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Even when viewed without the benefit of its 'third dimension', Amityville 3-D is still an enjoyably cheesy piece of 80s horror—not quite as good as my favourite in the series, Amityville 2: The Possession, but still far more entertaining than the po-faced original.

Subtitled The Demon, Part 3 sees its infamous Long Island property snapped up by reporter John Baxter who refuses to believe that the house is home to malevolent supernatural phenomena. Even when several of John's friends and acquaintances die in mysterious circumstances, his scepticism does not wane.

However, after his own daughter Susan (Lori Loughlin) becomes the latest victim of the Amityville curse, the distraught writer finally agrees to turn his house over to a group of paranormal investigators who are particularly keen to check out the hole in the basement floor, which is rumoured to be a gateway to Hell!

This being a 3D movie, director Richard Fleischer is obliged to deliver plenty of 'in your face' action, and objects are frequently dangled and poked towards the audience (which is kind of fun to watch, even in 2D), but to his credit, Fleischer also manages to conjure up quite a bit of atmosphere and a few decent scares along the way: in particular, the scene in which photographer Melanie (Candy Clark) is left alone in the house is extremely well handled and very creepy, as is the moment when Susan's mother is confronted by the sodden ghost of her recently drowned daughter.

Of course, this being a 'second sequel' made in the early 80s and a 3D effort to boot, it's not all well crafted scares: there are plenty of tacky moments for fans of B-movie horror to enjoy, and the messy finalé is a total blast, with almost every prop being thrust into the foreground, and a silly rubber demon popping up to say 'Hi!' from the bottom of his Hellish jacuzzi. Oh, and don't forget that Meg Ryan also makes an early appearance as Susan's ghost obsessed pal Lisa.

I rate Amityville 3D a reasonable 6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb; let's face it, any film that features a 3D fly attack and a flying stuffed swordfish has got to be worth at least that!

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