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The Amityville Murders (2018)

Not Rated | | Horror | 28 November 2018 (Philippines)
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On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

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Daniel Farrands

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Daniel Farrands
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Credited cast:
John Robinson ... Butch DeFeo
Chelsea Ricketts ... Dawn DeFeo
Paul Ben-Victor ... Ronnie DeFeo
Diane Franklin ... Louise DeFeo
Noa Brenner Noa Brenner ... Allison DeFeo
Zane Austin ... Marc DeFeo
Kue Lawrence ... Jody DeFeo
Rebekah Graf ... Donna Benedettio
Lainie Kazan ... Nona
Burt Young ... Brigante
Sky Liam Patterson ... Steve Pelskie
Steve Trzaska ... Randy Buechler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Alfano ... Officer Aiello
Andrew Colin Allen Andrew Colin Allen ... Shadow Figure
Steven Barton ... Bagman
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Storyline

One whole year before the Lutzes' arrival in Amityville, at the infamous house on 112 Ocean Avenue portrayed in The Amityville Horror (1979), the eldest son of Ronald and Louise DeFeo--the troubled twenty-three-year-old, Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr.--grabbed a powerful .35 calibre lever-action rifle, and executed his parents and his four unsuspecting siblings in their sleep. Claiming that indefatigable and penetrating "voices" compelled him to perform the atrocious deed, DeFeo Jr. was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder and, until now, he remains in the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility, New York. However, a thick mystery shrouds the gruesome findings of the police. Did Ronald, indeed, plant the seeds of evil in the notorious Amityville House? Written by Nick Riganas

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On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered his entire family in this house... He said he heard voices. The voices told him to KILL. See more »

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Burt Young, who played Anthony Montelli and Diane Franklin, who played Patricia Montelli in Amityville II: The Possession both have roles in this film. See more »

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When Butch and Dawn are chanting to the spirits, there are battery operated candles used in the room. These candles are similar to modern ones used in place of real candles. They were not around in 1974. See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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The Amityville Murders: I almost fell asleep
17 November 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Oh yay, another Amityville film! Because that's what 2018 needed *Sigh*.

Starring a couple of industry veterans and former cast members of previous Amityville movies this dull lifeless effort has done nothing to reinvigorate a stale franchise or turn this dreadful year for movies around.

Instead of covering the Lutz family as many of the previous have it tells the original story of the Defeo family building up to the tragedy that befell them. The trouble is alike the Lutz's we don't really know what happened and therefore a huge chunk of the movie is pure fiction and supernatural garbage.

Ronnie Defeo went from room to room shooting his family as they lay in bed. The mystery being how none of them heard the gunshots, how they were all shot in bed (Blood stains proved they hadn't been moved) and why neighbours also were oblivious to what took place. Yes it's a mystery, no I don't believe it was demonic forces!

The Amityville murders does have some good performances and it was fantastic to see Burt Young on screen in 2018, but it's so darn boring!

For huge fans of the Amityville legend only I'd say.

The Good:

Dead Island trailer theme (Weirdly)

Some good cast members

Good performances in places

The Bad:

Criminally boring

Just shouldn't exist

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Mothers are more concerned with their kids art style than their drug use

Changing the details in a true story makes perfect sense


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