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The Amityville Horror (2005)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  15 April 2005 (USA)
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A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.

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George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into a house that was the site of a horrific murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and try to keep the horror in the past. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What now follows is 28 days of sheer terror for the family. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$267,446 (Brazil) (19 August 2005)

Gross:

$522,408 (Brazil) (2 September 2005)
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This was the last picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released as an independent company. On 8 April 2005, the studio was acquired by several companies, including Sony, in the middle of the promotion for this movie. Several other films, including Into the Blue (2005) and The Pink Panther (2006), were already produced and set for release by MGM at the time of the buyout, and were later released by Sony Pictures. See more »

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There is a shot of the whole house from the outside and you can see a camera on its track run the whole length of the house. See more »

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The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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Referenced in The True Story: The Amityville Horror (2008) See more »

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Creepiest thing is the sexy babysitter
26 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The Lutz family (Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz) finds a big house for a surprising price. The reason for the low price is a grisly murder suicide in its history. When the family moves in, strange things start happening.

The biggest mistake is using the wrong POV. Ryan Reynolds shouldn't be the one to lead the movie. Melissa George should be the lead. She can be afraid of Reynolds. She can be conflicted about the new man as a father for her children. There are all kinds of avenues this could have taken.

The creepiest thing that happened is the super sexy babysitter (Rachel Nichols) for the kids. Would any parents really just walk off without a second look when the babysitter is dressed like that? And it gets super awkward with the sex talk.


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