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The Amityville Curse (1990)

R | | Horror | Video 7 May 1990
Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.

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Tom Berry

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Hans Holzer (book), Michael Krueger (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Coates ... Frank
Dawna Wightman ... Debbie
Helen Hughes ... Mrs. Moriarty
David Stein David Stein ... Marvin
Anthony Dean Rubes ... Bill
Cassandra Gava ... Abigail
Jan Rubes ... Priest
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Detective
Scott Yaphe Scott Yaphe ... Thin Boy (as Scott Howard)
Mark Camacho ... Krabel
Tyrone Benskin ... Video Technician
Ali Giron ... Waitress
Griffith Brewer Griffith Brewer ... Local
Ted A. Bohus Ted A. Bohus ... Ghoul
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Five people spend the night in an abandoned house, the Amityville haunted house, and soon find themselves terrorized by assorted ghosts, venomous insects and ghostly apparitions.

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It began as a best selling book, then exploded into movie history by shocking audiences around the world. Now, one of the greatest horror sagas of all time returns... See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As of December 12, 2015, this is the only entry in the Amityville series to remain unreleased onto DVD in the United States. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Moriarty: [referring to rat in trap] Got him!
Priest: [startled] Mrs. Moriarty, are you trying to scare the wits out of me?
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Connections

Followed by Amityville: The Awakening (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Cortigiani. vil razza
(from "Rigoletto")
Performed by René Tucek and the Brno Janacek Opera Orchestra directed by Josef Chaloupka
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
With permission of Supraphon International
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The Amityville Curse
25 February 2011 | by Toronto85See all my reviews

The fifth Amityville movie. Oh boy where to begin....

Well this one has nothing to do with Amityville except the fact that it is in the same town. The story is pretty much a murder mystery. Kinda like an episode of Matlock or Murder She wrote, except with no watchable qualities to it. The movie drags on and on. The plot is about a priest who was shot to death years ago during a confession. The confessional booth that the priest was killed in is brought to an old house. Twelve years later, a group of stuffy middle aged people move in and strange things start to happen. Broken mirrors, bad dreams, ghost sightings, etc.

Now the funny thing is, the man who killed the priest in the beginning is shown smoking. Out of everyone in the movie, one person is a smoker. Gee, it doesn't take Perry Mason to put two and two together when it comes to naming the killer. The acting isn't the best either. Kim Coates appears bored with the whole experience. Unknown actress Dawna Wightman did okay portraying the innocent and sweet danger sensing lead character. The rest are practically meaningless to the movie. But the biggest problem with the movie is that it has nothing to do with Amityville.

So we have a mixed up plot, poor acting, and a murder mystery that can be figured out in the opening twenty minutes. Not a very fun watch at all. I will say though, the confrontation with the killer in the last fifteen minutes is kind of fun. It's really the only watchable part of the whole thing.

3/10


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