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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

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 Griffith Brewer ... Local
Ted A. Bohus Ted A. Bohus ... Ghoul
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

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

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

Follows Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) 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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Just plain awful!
10 October 2019 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

I usually reserve the month of October for scary or horror movies to celebrate Halloween, and I thought this movie might serve as a nice attention-grabbing creepy thriller. Under than a few mildly moments that jump at you, this movie is basically an all-talk flick with no suspense, a weak plot, bad dialog, and horrible acting.

From IMDB's summary, five people spend the night in an abandoned house dubbed the Amityville house, but it has nothing to do with the infamous Amityville horror house or story. The people find themselves terrorized by ghosts (which hardly shows up in the film), venomous insects (which is just one single spider that crept up on a couple of people), and apparitions (which hardly shows up).

The Debbie character played by Dawna Wightman can't act to save her life. She over-exerts herself during distress or emotional scenes. The Marvin character played by David Stein tries to act professional or dramatic, but fails miserably. And, the Abigail character played by Cassandra Gava tries to be the sexy one, and tries to be the one with reason, but the acting just isn't up to par.

Go ahead and pass on this one for a Halloween scare.

Grade D---


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