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Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG | | Horror | 18 November 1983 (USA)
A reporter moves into the Amityville house in defiance of the supernatural events connected to it, and finds everyone around him besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a demonic presence 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:

The most evil house on earth... and its legacy of horror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This film features a scene where Meg Ryan is in a diner with some friends. The angles are oddly similar to those seen years later in When Harry Met Sally... (1989). See more »

Goofs

A character's right arm catches fire as they sit in the driver's seat of their car. In angles from the side showing the burning arm, it's either a stuntperson's or a prop stuck between the two front seats: its movements don't quite match the actor's, and in 3D prints it's clearly a little too far away from their body. See more »

Quotes

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

The title "Amityville", both in 3D and 2D, appear to bevel outwards toward the audience. Then the "3D" skews outward from the bottom. 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: A New Generation (1993) See more »

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One of the best in the series!
17 March 2003 | by moonknight2010See all my reviews

True! the special effects are not that good but you also have to remember when this film was made. 1985, back then this type of special effects were amazing. The film itself is also not that bad i dont know why most people hate it. It has a good story and some very chilling moments. then you have your sos so moments but you got that with any film. This film is the 3rd in the Amityville series and is the only one that shows us what is really haunting the house. SPOLIER! a Demon that is haunting the house and hides in the well underground. The acting was ok and The Demon was pretty cool looking, it's eyes really scared my mom when we watched it a few weeks back. This film is over all very entertaining and like i said is one of the best in the series. The only ones i liked more than this one were the 1st, 2nd and Amityville 1992.

Overall i give Amityville 3-D a 5 out of 10


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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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