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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.

Director:

Andrew Douglas

Writers:

Scott Kosar (screenplay), Jay Anson (novel) | 3 more credits »
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Katch 'em, kill 'em See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The first theatrically released Amityville film since Amityville 3-D (1983) 22 years prior. See more »

Goofs

The logo on the Alice Cooper poster in the boys bedroom was not used before 2000. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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Featured in 2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) See more »

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Edge of your seat
16 April 2005 | by sen-siva89See all my reviews

There are only two movies that have literally made me go edge of my seat. One is Phone Booth and the other is The Amityville Horror. All credits to the director Andrew Douglas for this movie. The way everything is revealed and falls into place is like a perfect jigsaw puzzle and is excellent too see on screen, slightly similar to The Ring but done much better. And excellent acting from Ryan Reynolds especially the way he changes from the beginning of the movie to the end.Certainly among the best horror films. This is a must see movie, best experienced at the cinema preferably with a girl by your side if you know what i mean!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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