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The Amityville Horror ()


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Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

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George Lutz
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Kathy Lutz
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Father Delaney
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Father Bolen
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Father Ryan
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Father Nuncio
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Amy
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Greg
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Matt
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Jeff
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Carolyn
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Jackie
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Sgt. Gionfriddo
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Aunt Helena
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Jimmy
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Mrs. Townsend
Ellen Saland ...
Bride
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Agucci
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Bartender
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Coroner
Carmine Foresta ...
Cop at the House
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Newspaper Clerk
Charlie Welch ...
Carpenter
J.R. Miller ...
Boy
Patty Burtt ...
Girl
Michael Hawkins ...
New York State Trooper
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2nd New York State Trooper
James Dukas ...
Neighbor (as Jim Dukas)
Baxter Harris ...
Cop #2 at the House
Michael Stearns ...
Policeman
Jack Krupnick ...
Dead Father

Directed by

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Stuart Rosenberg

Written by

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Sandor Stern ... (screenplay)
 
Jay Anson ... (based on the book by)
 
George Lutz ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Kathy Lutz ... (story) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... executive producer
Elliot Geisinger ... producer
Ronald Saland ... producer

Music by

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Lalo Schifrin

Cinematography by

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Fred J. Koenekamp ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Brown ... (as Robert Brown Jr.)

Editorial Department

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Bill Berry ... negative cutter
Dee D'Orazio ... additional editing (as Etter 'Dee' D'Orazio)
Stanley Frazen ... associate editor
Dennis Galling ... assistant editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady ... apprentice editor (as Barbara Gandolfo)

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor

Art Direction by

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Kim Swados

Set Decoration by

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Robert R. Benton ... (as Robert Benton)

Makeup Department

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Stephen Abrums ... makeup artist
Christine Lee ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Salvatore Billitteri ... post-production supervisor
Jere Henshaw ... executive in charge of production
Russell Saunders ... unit production manager (as Russ Saunders)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Benjamin Rosenberg ... second assistant director
Edward E. Vaughan ... first assistant director (as Ed Vaughan)

Art Department

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Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator
Donald B. Nunley ... property master (as Donald Nunley)
Bob Skemp ... greensman

Sound Department

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Stephen Hunter Flick ... sound effects editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Robert W. Glass)
Maury Harris ... sound mixer
Bill Henderson ... sound re-recording engineer
Christopher Ramsey ... boom operator (as Chris Ramsey)
Richard Tyler ... re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)

Special Effects by

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Dell Rheaume ... special effects (as Delwyn Rheaume)

Visual Effects by

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William Cruse ... visual effects
Allen Blaisdell ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt driver
Brian Bruderlin ... stunt double
Roger Creed ... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt driver
Rick Seaman ... stunt driver (as Richard D. Seaman)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Benson ... camera operator (as Michael Benson)
Edward Morey III ... camera assistant
John Murray ... key grip (as Johnny Murray)
Thomas P. Powell ... mgm rigging gaffer: Los Angeles Unit
Gene Stout ... gaffer (as Eugene Stout)
Hal Trussell ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cynthia Bales ... wardrobe: women
Richard Butz ... wardrobe: men

Location Management

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Steve Warner ... location auditor

Music Department

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Kenneth Hall ... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Aaron Rochin ... scoring mixer
John Graves ... music preparation (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Johnny Dias ... transportation

Other crew

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Susan Anker ... production secretary
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Thomas Bermingham ... religious supervisor (as Reverend Thomas Bermingham)
Gary Gillingham ... production controller
Connie Greenwood ... unit controller
Karl Lewis Miller ... animal trainer
Mary Ann Newfield ... script supervisor
Barbara Pieters ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house which ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But satanic forces in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. With the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective, George and Kathy face the fears of the house, but not knowing the forces are planning to possess George and then the children. Written by

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Taglines Houses don't have memories. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Amityville, la maison du diable (France)
  • Amityville Horror (Germany)
  • Terror en Amityville (Spain)
  • A Cidade do Horror (Brazil)
  • Huset som gud glömde (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,843,467, 29 Jul 1979

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Trivia Like James Brolin, star Margot Kidder also went on record saying she didn't believe the Amityville story either. See more »
Goofs (at around 3 mins) In the opening of the film, while the murders are being committed it is raining very heavily. When the police show up a short time later, there are leaves blowing and the ground is dry. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Amityville Horror (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Moon See more »
Crazy Credits This motion picture is based on the book "The Amityville Horror." Certain characters and events have been changed to heighten dramatic effect. See more »
Quotes The House: GET OUT!
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