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Amityville Dollhouse (1996)

Amityville: Dollhouse (original title)
A children's doll house, which is a miniature of the infamous haunted Long Island house, is given to a young girl where the demonic evil soon comes out to cause more terror.

Director:

Steve White
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Complete credited cast:
Robin Thomas ... Bill Martin
Starr Andreeff ... Claire Martin (as Starr Adreeff)
Allen Cutler ... Todd Martin
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Jessica Martin
Jarrett Lennon ... Jimmy Martin
Clayton Murray Clayton Murray ... Jimmy's Father
Franc Ross ... Tobias
Lenore Kasdorf ... Aunt Marla
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Dana
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A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has inhabited their lives. Written by Bren L. M.

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Evil Never Dies. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, sexuality, and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Contrary to some plot summaries, director/producer Steve White says the movie is not meant to take place on the grounds of the original house in Amityville. The only connection is that the dollhouse replica of the house had presumably been in the home in Amityville at some point, and was infested with its evil, though he admits this was not explained in the film itself. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) When Bill gets trapped in the garage, the mic is reflected in the front windscreen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits do not state who played which character in the movie - it simply lists the cast as an ensemble in billing order. See more »

Connections

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

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Just because it's cheap, doesn't mean it's not entertaining.
24 January 2004 | by tenten76See all my reviews

A perfect late-night sci-fi channel movie, and far more entertaining (for me) than the original Amityville.

The way the dollhouse creates different demons for each character, and the cheap but effective sfx, reminded me very much of the Creepshow or Graveyard Shift movies. Also, the 'fright' scenes skip along at a respectable pace and frequency, as opposed to other films which often plod through the middle.

Sure, the script contains some appalling lines and characterisation, and there are a few moments where more highly strung viewers would be screaming at the stupidity of the characters. I just smile.

With 15-20 years of further advances in sfx, and the cultural tendency of under 30's to confuse sarcasm with valid criticism, I can see why this film has such a low score on the IMDB. Individually, the elements don't stand up to a whole lot of scrutiny, but taken as a whole on its own merits (compared to similar films of the same period), I really enjoyed it. A few better lines, and better known actors, and there's no reason why people wouldn't look on this with the same sort of affection reserved for Poltergeist.

Don't miss if it's on TV.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville Dollhouse See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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