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The Amityville Horror


Rated R for violence and terror, sexuality, language and brief drug use.

R In Theaters 04/15/2005 , 89min.
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March 19, 2011
This movie sucks from the "word" GO. Another BAD remake on the 70's. This movie is so off what the book, and the real story dipicts. The movie is scary, no doubt. Let's start with the house-looks like a mansion compared to the "REAL" house! I have been to the real house and it is much smaller than that, come on! The

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
In this Amityville, the performances are bad, the special effects ho-hum, and it's not even particularly scary. Full Review
David Edelstein
I'd like to tell you about the remake of The Amityville Horror (MGM), but I ankled after less than five minutes. It was something about the little girl holding the stuffed animal getting blown away with a shotgun at point-blank range. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The Amityville Horror fails as a movie, but, if you are searching for are a few good scares, you'll find them here. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
The film is a terrific scare show, fast and furious, made with a lot of style and energy, packing plenty of jolts yet never lingering morbidly over horrific images. It is anchored in strong characterizations, and its plot develops with chilling psychological suspense. It's such a skillfully made entertainment that its plunge into the supernatural is persuasive even for the skeptical. Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
Shorter and punchier but nearly as hokey as the original. Full Review

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