In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
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
For the closet scene with the babysitter, the production crew had originally ordered in a rubber door. After shooting the scene a few times, they decided it didn't look right, and they ultimately decided on using a real wooden door, so actress Rachel Nichols had to bang her hands on the door for two days straight while filming the scene. See more »
On the wall of Billy's bedroom, there is a Whitesnake poster. The band Whitesnake wasn't formed until 1978, 3 years after the film's setting. See more »
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I really loved this remake, it had all the elements of the original but contained equally creepy scenes. The pig eyes from the first flick would have been a nice touch. As far as acting, I think they did terrific. The fact that Ryan Reynolds was in it was enough for me. The man has amazing comedic timing even for a horror flick. I never would have thought the two guys and a girl star would be where he is now. Melissa George, has proved herself to be naturally talented, and matured from the alias bad-guy image. The storyline was well written along with dead on consistency, and beautiful cinematography. A break from the routine of LA and NY.
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