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The Amityville Horror (2005)
When people hear the words horror and remake in the same sentence, they will do one of two things depending on the generation: This generation would usually jump for joy upon hearing that an old movie is being remade for their eyes ( i am a part of this generation) The older generation will just groan.
To be honest, when i first heard that this movie was going to be made i was with the older generation. I say this for 2 reasons: 1) Although Ryan Reynolds was hilarious in VAN WILDER, i just could not picture him doing horror 2) The last movie in the AMITYVILLE series went straight to video and resurrected and re-killed the franchise.
But as with most movies, the trailer looked promising so i decided to give the film a benefit of a doubt, but i was not prepared for the roller-coaster ride that the film truly is. The film starts off with Ronny Defoe (or however you spell it) brutally murdering his family, claiming to have heard voices coming from within the house telling him to do so. Then one year later the klutz family move into the house....if you have seen the original you can guess the rest of the movie from there.
In my opinion, this is one of the few remakes that is way better than the original that inspired it. Everything from the direction to the depth of the characters tops everything that the original ad to offer.