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The Amityville Curse (1990)

R | | Horror | Video 6 June 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.

Director:

Tom Berry

Writers:

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 ... Local
Ted A. Bohus Ted A. Bohus ... Ghoul
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Storyline

Utterly unaware of its dark past, Marvin and his wife, Debbie, decide to buy the evil Amityville House to make a profit. However--as the couple along with the newlyweds, Abigail and Frank, and their friend, Bill, start to renovate the ramshackle colonial mansion--right from the start, supernatural occurrences begin to happen, and Debbie starts having terrifying nightmares. Are those horrible visions connected to the brutal murder of the local priest years before, or are they a warning from beyond? Can the unsuspecting residents escape from the Amityville curse? Written by Nick Riganas

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It began with a murder and a hanging. Now, the innocent must pay for the sins of the guilty... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

A DVD version is in-fact available (though difficult to locate) in Region 2 as of 07/04/2016. 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

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Lying Lips
Performed by Lenore Zann and Ralph Dillon
Written by Ralph Dillon and George Henderson
Published by Ralph Dillon
With permission of Ralph Dillon
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The curse of the never ending series!
4 June 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The Amityville Curse (1990) has very little to do with the series. Why did they call it this then. I guess nobody would want to rent a movie called "The Spooky House" or the "The Curse of an Evil House". In their infinite wisdom, the producers probably sat around in a smoky room thinking up of ways they could market this film. "Hey, how's about we make another Amityville Horror movie?" "Why" asked the second Producer. "They just made another one for T.V. So hears what we do, we finish the film and just loop in a mention of Amityville House. If we's have to," explained the Executive Producer. "If that's too expensive we'll just make up a scary poster and video art and leave it at that."

You know what? That's probably what happened. Bad movie that's nearly unwatchable. But it's fun to make fun of if you're in the right mood or if you're hanging with some friends. Other wise avoid it like the plague!


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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