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The Amityville Horror (2005)

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

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In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children move into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that the house was the site of a horrific mass murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and attempt to keep the horror in the past, but are now haunted by a murderous presence. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What follows is 28 days of sheer, unbridled terror for the family with demonic visions of the dead. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened. 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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15 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,339,417 (UK) (15 April 2005)

Gross:

$64,255,243 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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The shortest film out of all the theatrically released Amityville film's with a runtime of 90 minutes opposed to the original film's 115 minute runtime and Amityville I: The Possession (1982) and Amityville 3-D (1983) runtimes of 104 and 105 minutes respectively. See more »

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When George is making scrambled eggs, the skillet on the stove has egg dripping all over the sides of the pan but when he picks up the skillet it's totally clean. See more »

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[first lines]
The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Phamityville Horror (2011) See more »

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good fun horror
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My advice: Don't see the 1979 version first, don't think about it too hard, pretend it's not based on the "true story", and just enjoy this great horror film. It may not be a timeless classic, but its fun. The thing I liked best about this one is that everything makes sense. There's no cliffhangers or overly complicated mystery that never gets explained. It's just 89 minutes of very frightening ghosts popping up and some surprisingly appropriate acting. In fact, I would say this movie has one of the most petrifying ghost scenes ever.(The boy in the bathroom!)The costumes/makeup were really good too. Also, I loved Ryan Reynolds in a scary movie. I thought his quirky style was a perfect complement to the cast. He makes a smooth transition from Van Wilder to Blade 3 to Amityville because he seems to just be himself.


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