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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 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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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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

References Amityville II: The Possession (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cortigiani. vil razza
(from "Rigoletto")
Performed by René Tucek and The National Theatre Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra (as 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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Boring, even with snack
22 May 2020 | by zabou-59131See all my reviews

I ate a full dinner and chips, and played lego while watching this movie. Truly one of the most boring horror movie I saw recently. Don't get me wrong, if I were to buy a house and have half of this stuff happening, I would be terrified. But as a movie? Not so much. I guess you ''needed to be there''. The supernatural aspect was blurry. Ghost? Vengeful spirit? Demonic possession? Serial killer? Who knows!


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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