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The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | | Horror | 15 April 2005 (USA)
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Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

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Andrew Douglas

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Scott Kosar (screenplay), Jay Anson (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ryan Reynolds ... George Lutz
Melissa George ... Kathy Lutz
Jesse James ... Billy Lutz
Jimmy Bennett ... Michael Lutz
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Chelsea Lutz
Rachel Nichols ... Lisa
Philip Baker Hall ... Father Callaway
Isabel Conner ... Jodie Defeo
Brendan Donaldson Brendan Donaldson ... Ronald Defeo
Annabel Armour ... Realtor
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Chief of Police
David Gee David Gee ... ER Doctor
Danny McCarthy ... Officer Greguski
Nancy Lollar Nancy Lollar ... Librarian
José Taitano ... Stitch
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Storyline

In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children move into an elegant Long Island house. What they don't know is that the house was the site of a horrific mass murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and attempt to keep the horror in the past, but are now haunted by a murderous presence. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What follows is 28 days of sheer, unbridled terror for the family with demonic visions of the dead. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened. Written by Film_Fan

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Based on the true story. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en Amityville See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,507,007, 17 April 2005

Gross USA:

$65,233,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,516,369
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jodie DeFeo, in comparison to her older brother Ronald DeFeo Jr. as depicted in the film, is a fictional character. She is loosely based on DeFeo's real life younger sister Allison DeFeo, who was actually a 13 year old girl at the time of her death instead of a young child as depicted here. The character is taken from Jay Anson's novel The Amityville Horror, which had to change the names of the real people that inspired the book for legal reasons. See more »

Goofs

When George and Kathy are talking in the kitchen, there is a picture on the wall behind the refrigerator but in the next shot its gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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Connections

Follows The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Best scary movie I have seen in a while
15 April 2005 | by tj12288See all my reviews

This movie was one of the scariest movies I have seen in a long time. I think it is definitely better than the original. I have never jumped so much in a movie before. There is a lot more information in this movie than there was in the original. Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George did a great job, especially Ryan, I have never seen anyone who can look so mean. If anyone remembers Jodie from the first movie, she was a pig, she isn't a pig in this one, she is just a little girl, but a creepy little girl. I will definitely buy this movie when it comes out on DVD, I liked it that much. If you are looking for a good scary movie, I would recommend this movie. This movie does not have a lot of gore, and does not go to over the top with things that could never happen, it is done just right.


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