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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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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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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Horror

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

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During filming, many cast and crew members began waking up at 3:15 a.m, the same time Ron Defeo Jr. murdered his family. See more »

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(at around 53 mins) When George is chopping logs and Billy has to hold them, Billy sets up a second log without bark around it. In the next shot when George splits it, it has bark around it. See more »

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[first lines]
The House: Catch them! Kill them!
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New version Amityville with lots of screams and weird deeds
12 June 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A family(Ryan Reynolds,Melissa George and sons)moves to Long Island where is purchased a Victorian home ,their house of dreams but they find only devilish horror.Longtime ago,there occurred a grisly mass killing based on an allegedly real life occurrence in Amityville. And now a possessed father is plunged by demonic forces into supernatural attitude driving him to mistreat and beat the kiddies.He is attempting to find out the bottom of events by ways of the cellar.Meanwhile a exorcist(Philip Baker Hall)tries praying to vanquish the malignant spirit.

The film contains restless terror and great loads of gore and blood and usual poltergeists phenomenon caused by the curse as pipes and wall ooze stuff,flies swarm,doors suddenly slam ;it is recreated with high grade special effects which are frightening and horrifying the spectator.It's actually halfway decent terror movie that will like to ghostly and eerie occur fonds. The original¨Exorcist¨film(Friedkin) spawned a wave of demonic possessions movies that continues unabated today ¨Changeling¨,¨Amytiville ¨(Stuart Rosemberg) are two further examples of this sub-genre ,following a great number of sequels directed by Damiano Damiani,Richard Fleischer,Sandor Stern(authentic film's screenwriter),Anthony Hitchcock... .Although this is a new version from previous film, it's one of the highest earning horror movie of the last years.The motion picture is well directed by Andrew Douglas


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amityville Horror See more »

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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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