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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Contains so many insults to the audience's intelligence. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    A tepid PG-13 iteration of the already lame 1979 genre classic "The Amityville Horror." show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Don't misunderstand: the proceedings are pretty silly, and the scares were a lot fresher back in 1979, when we first saw "The Amityville Horror." But Cornwell and his cast take things just seriously enough to keep us at least intermittently on edge. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Haunting tweaks familiar tropes enough to make them interesting. Just not so interesting as to inspire many nightmares after the credits roll. show more

  • 63
    Charlotte Observer

    Sinks or swims with the actors. Gallner makes a very convincing boy-about-to-die; Madsen is his properly stricken mom; and Donovan, an under-used leading man, plays the stressed, guilt-ridden dad well. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A technically proficient horror movie and well acted. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The movie bumps along from low-grade scare to scare, and it's not lousy, mainly because Virginia Madsen prevents it from being so. show more

  • 50
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    You have to be willing to take a lot of punishment for a few good scares. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Not very haunty. show more

  • July 25, 2010 PBODESIGN
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    this movie was horrible. the discovery channel version of the real story which the film is based off of is 10x better. reccomend u see discovery ch version instead of this crap.

  • July 10, 2010 najaNbarr
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    well i didnt see it yet and im not planning to watch it

  • June 15, 2010 cursealoud
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    Not only did it suck, but this has been available for over 7 months. What do they mean AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD

  • May 09, 2010 bowerfootball3
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    not scary sucked

  • December 25, 2009 replayrockz
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    i saw it, it was okay not the greatest though!!!

  • December 19, 2009 CALRUIZ6
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    i already saw it,i couldnt sleep for days

  • December 12, 2009 SAGNISA
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    ME NOT KNOW

  • September 13, 2009 keyserk
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    it is scary but very interesting p.s. dont let young kids watch it

  • July 18, 2009 Daniellebff16
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    My dad and I love to see horror movies together! I was going to see The Haunting in Connecticut tonight. So, I started to read the movie reviews. I'm confused whether to watch it or not! Many are saying it sucks and is for people who get scared easily. All the other people say they loved it. I'm very confused and still curious about the movie.

  • July 11, 2009 David
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    Much more inventive than movies such as "The Messengers" Or "Drag Me To Hell". One of the few horror films that is worthy of it's name.

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