The Amityville Curse (1989)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror  |  7 May 1990 (USA)
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Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.



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Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.

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Follows Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) See more »


Cortigiani. vil razza
(from "Rigoletto")
Performed by René Tucek and the
Brno Janacek Opera Orchestra directed by Josef Chaloupka
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
With permission of Supraphon International
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Lots Of Fun Horror With A Good Story! Didn't Deserve The Criticism It Recieved.
5 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Amityville Curse (1990)/(1989)

First of all, I want to say that this was actually a good movie, and was definetely not a teen ghost/slasher movie. I've heard from others on IMDB of how bad it was, but I completely disagree. The Amityville Curse is about a group of friends who move into a dilapidated old mansion in the historical Amityville area. The house looks like an old Victorian home and the friends plan to refurbish the house as an investment, but soon are haunted by spirits in the house. They then discover that the home belonged to a priest, and that the confession booth that he was murdered in is stored in their basement cellar....

I thought this was a good premise, and the acting wasn't that bad actually. The movie had some scares, good effects for the time era, and was just plain good. The movie doesn't really belong in the Amityville series, because it doesn't involve the original Amityville house, but it stands perfectly on its own independently. I give it a 10/10.

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