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The Amityville Horror (2005)

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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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Based on the true story. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en Amityville  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,339,417 (UK) (15 April 2005)


$522,408 (Brazil) (2 September 2005)

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Did You Know?


Just before shooting started, the body of a fisherman who had been murdered washed up on the bank of the river right near the main house. See more »


While the realtor is showing the Lutzes one of the bedrooms, she looks back to see a shadow in the hallway. When she looks over she's in the living room, then when she turns back around she's back in the bedroom with the Lutzes. See more »


[first lines]
The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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Referenced in The Real Story: The Amityville Horror (2009) 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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