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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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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,339,417 (UK) (15 April 2005)

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$64,255,243 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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On the Bio program Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008), Melissa George confirmed the supernatural feelings she had on the set when the cameras were not rolling. Also during production, she along with the rest of the cast and crew learned that the real Kathy Lutz, whose story inspired the movie, had sadly passed away before shooting was finished. See more »

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When Lisa is being taken to the hospital, she tells Kathy that she saw the ghost of Jodie DeFeo. The Defeo's had two daughters. Their names were Allison and Dawn. Jodie was the name of a demonic pig that was seen in the house. See more »

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The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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I was scared!
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, let me start out by saying that I only started watching scary movies with "Signs." I loved it, and it really scared me. Since I saw it, I've been watching lots of horror movies, and so far, haven't found one that scared me as badly as "Signs." I saw the movies that people said were the scariest ever, like The Excorsist, Saw, and Scream, but I really found none of them scary. Finally, I see Amittyville Horror, and let me say: I loved it. It came near scaring me as much as signs! There weren't many kills, which I hated about typical slasher, and generally, it was the mood and atmosphere that scared. I will admit, though, I never saw the original, but really, I loved this movie. I would highly recommend it to anyone that likes horror movies!


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