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The Amityville Haunting (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 13 December 2011
In disregard of the shocking DeFeo murders, an unsuspecting family moves into the infamous house on 112 Ocean Avenue. Now, ghostly apparitions start to appear in their video surveillance system. Can they survive the Amityville haunting?

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Geoff Meed

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Geoff Meed
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Jason Williams ... Douglas Benson
Amy Van Horne Amy Van Horne ... Virginia Benson
Devin Clark Devin Clark ... Tyler Benson
Nadine Crocker ... Lori Benson
Gracie Largent Gracie Largent ... Melanie Benson
Luke Barnett Luke Barnett ... Ronald J. Defeo Jr. / The Ghost
Tyler Shamy ... Greg
Kristen Hager Meed Kristen Hager Meed ... Kristen
Jon Kondelik ... Brett
Alex Rzechowicz Alex Rzechowicz ... Donny Reddit
Mary LeGault ... Ivey
Piper Kennedy Piper Kennedy ... Bri
Casey Campbell Casey Campbell ... Detective
Jon Gale ... Officer Nathen
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This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever lives there. This is the footage retrieved from the camera. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The family did not survive... but the recordings did. See more »

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Throughout the film they refer to this as "The Amityville house", despite it actually being a obviously different house. See more »

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Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: The Legend of Hercules (2014) See more »

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Surely that was meant as a practical joke?
25 December 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was one of the worst waste of times I have ever had to sit through. Already from the very beginning, it was painstakingly obvious that this was going to be another delve into the likes of "Paranormal Activity" (which I didn't enjoy either).

But this movie? Come on! They take the Amityville name and then hype it up with one of these oh-so-great-and-oh-so-spooky documentaries, making it into a modern day version of the "Blairwitch Project". Yeah, great. Oh wait, except for it didn't working on any level.

The movie was an endless stream of really bad camera work, interrupted by this blackening-out screen and static sound whenever the entity was about to make something happen or make an appearance. What was up with that? I got thoroughly frustrated by the crappy camera work and the static sounds just added fuel to the fire called irritation with the movie.

"Amityville Haunting" is one of the most uneventful and frightfully boring movies I had ever had to sit through. Nothing even remotely scary happened throughout the entire movie, and I actually dozed off once or twice.

I am not a fan of movies of this caliber, and I didn't particularly enjoy any of the "Paranormal Activity" movies either, but checked them out because of the hype that was surrounding them. "Amityville Haunting", however, is just a cheap imitation of those movies, and then it is wrapped in a casing called "Amityville", a name that us horror fans will recognize from the early 80's.

"Amityville Haunting" was a sad excuse for a movie, and I wasn't the least bit entertained. If you are looking for a horror movie for the evening, or hoping to have at least a single scare, please, oh please, do pick another movie, because "Amityville Haunting" is just not worth it.


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Language:

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13 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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