The Amityville Haunting (2011)

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This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start ... See full summary »


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Uncredited cast:
Ronald J. Defeo Jr. / The Ghost (uncredited)
Detective (uncredited)
Tyler Benson (uncredited)
Steve (uncredited)
Officer Nathen (uncredited)
Piper Kennedy ...
Bri (uncredited)
Brett (uncredited)
Melanie Benson (uncredited)
Ivey (uncredited)
Courtney Rice ...
Mover Number 2 (uncredited)
Donny Reddit (uncredited)
Greg (uncredited)
Amy Van Horne ...
Virginia Benson (uncredited)
Douglas Benson (uncredited)


This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever lives there. This is the footage retrieved from the camera. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The family did not survive... but the recordings did. See more »




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The words "extreme" and "separation" are misspelled on the coroner's reports. See more »


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Well, at least it isn't boring
16 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how fast a successful trend is copied in Hollywood. Filmmakers and studios just jump on the bandwagon to make some bucks. The "found footage" concept is one that has been the subject of many recent Horror films. It began most effectively with the controversial 1980 film 'Cannibal Holocaust.' In 1999, audiences around the world were terrified by 'The Blair Witch Project,' which too used this gimmick. Since then there have been many more examples of this, ranging from quite good to forgettable junk. It appears the next chapter in this trend is making sequels to once successful franchises using this gimmick. I have to say, it's not exactly getting off to a great start.

Pros: Actors do the best they can. At 79 minutes, the film never drags. Fans of the series may dig the homages to the original, including the flies. Making a kid the protagonist is something rare in Horror.

Cons: Perfunctory script. Brings nothing new to the table. Opening sequence has little to do with rest of the film. Lame attempts at scares. Crap visual effects. Tries to tie a real life murder case, specifically The Benson Murders, to the Amityville house. Supposed to be set in the original house, but they didn't even try to find a look-alike.

Final thoughts: Just another useless sequel, which is no surprise. The fact that it's made by The Asylum should give some indication about it's quality. It's not as bad as the painful 'Paranormal Entity,' but still deserves to collect dust on the shelf. Sure we didn't need the other sequels either, but a lot more imagination was put into those.

My rating: 1.5/5

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