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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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Storyline

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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville Haunting See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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On their coroner's reports Virginia's age is given as 37 when it should be 36 and Tyler's age is given as 14 when it should be 13. See more »

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Featured in Cinematic Excrement: The Amityville Haunting (2014) See more »

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I know it's a low budget film but....
25 December 2011 | by mgreeny-ukSee all my reviews

The actual film was a parody of paranormal activity and the Amityville Horror, although it is the 'same' house it is now in the suburbs rather than countryside... but we need not mention the finer details. I loved both the original and Ryan Reynolds version of Amityville Horror so I thought that I would give it a chance regardless. It's not the same story or even a good sequel. It's shot like Paranormal Activity and seems to be an improv situation as no one really seems to know what to say. They try to add narrative with a child and a video camera who feels it necessary to annoy everyone in the film with the camcorder and me with his recap of each bad 'horror' segment. Where as in PA (which I did like) the characters seem scared... Not this kid, as he says things are 'really creepy'- Yes Tyler (or whatever generic name you have) it is actually if I was you I'd be like maybe we shouldn't be here rather than worry about your future career in documentaries.Although, he may get a job in one as he can't act.

This films acting I have got to say is pretty bad... really bad. I will watch films that give chance to new/young actors but I genuinely think they found these people on the street. I don't mean to offend but the emotions come across as if they were taken out of a labelled jar. The actors don't morph as a cast and the Dad's tone from the start makes me think that they casted him because he has the attitude of a serial killer with a slow mono-tone voice, and thats pretty much it.

I wanted to like this film due to my likings of any horror with a half decent storyline and OK effects. But even as low budget I cannot see any need for this film... No one is going to get a career from this.


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