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Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG | | Horror | 18 November 1983 (USA)
A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk the recent supernatural events, and finds himself besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

David Ambrose (as William Wales)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Roberts ... John Baxter
Tess Harper ... Nancy Baxter
Robert Joy ... Elliot West
Candy Clark ... Melanie
John Beal ... Harold Caswell
Leora Dana ... Emma Caswell
John Harkins ... Clifford Sanders
Lori Loughlin ... Susan Baxter
Meg Ryan ... Lisa
Neill Barry ... Jeff
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Roger (as Pete Kowanko)
Frederikke Borge Frederikke Borge ... Elliot's Assistant (as Rikke Borge)
Carlos Romano Carlos Romano ... David Cohler
Josefina Echánove ... Dolores (as Josephina Echanove)
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Van Driver
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Storyline

Convinced that the horrible rumours about the bloody DeFeo murders and the evil Amityville House are nothing but an elaborate hoax, the inquisitive Reveal Magazine journalist, John Baxter, decides to buy it as an investment. Now, as troubling supernatural incidents and death stain the new residence, John stubbornly insists to remain apathetic, even after yet another tragedy sends his ex-wife, Nancy, one step before madness. However, an ancient evil lies at the root of the problem. What is the dark secret of the most horrific house on earth? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This picture is not a sequel to the pictures "Amityville Horror" or "Amityville II: The Possession" See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first Amityville film to be shot in the 2.35:1 ratio. See more »

Goofs

When they light the lighter after the first séance, John walks by with his lighter but the others are still lit from behind. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emma Caswell: Good evening.
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Crazy Credits

The disclaimer on the posters, video box cover, and at the end of the credits reads: "This film is not a sequel to The Amityville Horror or Amityville II: The Possession". See more »

Alternate Versions

Shout! Factory Blu-ray edition uses a different opening title graphic than other releases. In most prints the word "AMITYVILLE" zooms toward the viewer from the house's windows, then is wiped off the screen, after which "3D" appears. The Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions use a different design of "AMITYVILLE," and in what seems to be an error it stays onscreen as "3D" appears under/behind it, mostly obscured. See more »

Connections

Followed by Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes (1989) See more »

User Reviews

 
I thought this Amityville was full of cheesy fun.
12 May 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

There must have been a law in the 1980's that stated that if you are to make a third film to a set of horror movies you must make them in 3-d as this was one of them, along with other such fine films as Jaws 3-D and Friday the 13th part III in 3-D. Sad to say, but I enjoyed all these movies even though I know in my heart of heart they were all bad movies. However, just because a movie is bad does not make it non-entertaining. Well at least to me it does not...perhaps to a more mainstream viewer, I admit I am a little more offbeat than most people to say the least. This story has a guy moving into the Amityville house for whatever reasons after he proves this one little group of people are fake psychics. Through a series of events though he begins to find out just how real the horrors are in the house that has had cast evil upon all those who lived there. I have to say the movie is not as graphic as the second movie, but it has a lot more to it than the first movie in the ways of scares and such and it has a nice conclusion too. Still the movie has to many 3-D moments too to be a really good movie. You know the scenes, pointless scenes where they aim something directly at the camera and such. Still, the movie runs at a fast clip and is entertaining to watch, plus you get to see a young Meg Ryan in one of her first roles.


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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,472, 20 November 1983

Gross USA:

$6,333,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,333,135
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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