The Amityville Murders is probably the BEST telling of the Defeo Murders that took place in November of 1974. The story is a close look inside the life of the Defeo's before that fateful night. Diane Franklin (Amityville 2:The Possession) is back to don the character of Mrs. Defeo, once portraying Dawn Defeo's offset character in Amityville 2 in1982. Watching this film was like a work of art, seeing Diane do a complete 180 from playing the daughter to playing the mother 38 years later, something you do not see everyday and is a REAL treat if you have followed the series. The whole of the cast plays their parts in perfect sync to the real life family as if your almost stepping back in time to1974. Now, experience the terror of that unforgotten night that is still in the minds of much of America as one of the most evil and terrifying events to ever happen to a family involving evil spirits and murder. What made Ron Defeo kill his whole entire family? Was it witchcraft? drug addiction? Was it the cursed Indian Burial Ground that sat on the Defeo's property? What did he see? Did voices tell him to commit murder? Several events lead up to the final night for Ron Defeo, from interactions with his abusive father whom himself has a shady backdoor business with ties to the mafia, to drug abuse, to Ron becoming a family murdering shell of his former self. With a special appearence by Burt Young (Amityville 2:The Possession, Rocky) who also portrayed the offset character of Mr. Defeo in Amityville 2, he to comes back 38 years later to portray Rons grandfather. In short, this is a FANTASTIC installment to the Amityville Franchise and one not to miss. Director Daniel Farrands, the director of The Haunting in Connecticut knocks another home run out of the park and was a beautifully and crafted take on the haunting of the Defeo Family, the tragic and terrifying, unforgettable true story that took place in the infamous Amityville Horror House 44 years ago.
The cast for this film was purely brilliant!! Honestly couldn't believe I was finally watching a movie about the Defeo's, the very first full length film ever made of the true story. The amazing thing about this that comes to mind is the actors in this film have made history as the first ever to portray the Defeo's in cinematic form. This is definitely one not to miss, but it is also not for the faint of heart either, so be warned as you enter the most famous haunted house in America and witness the Defeo's terrible and beautiful end. 10/10 Stars
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