• The Amityville Horror (2005)

The Amityville Horror

Release Date: April 15th, 2005

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2005

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

When George Lutz (Ryan Reynolds) and his wife, Kathy (Melissa George), find a beautiful new house in the small town of Amityville, N.Y., they think the place is too good to be true. After they move in with their kids, they find out the cheap price tag is thanks to the house's sordid history: The former tenant murdered his family after supposedly being possessed by the devil. Believing the home is haunted, the couple find a priest (Philip Baker Hall) to help them rid the place of evil spirits.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner

Director: Andrew Douglas

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Platinum Dunes, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Radar Pictures

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Family, Pursuit, Son, Mother, Escape, Father, 2000s, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    This remake stays close to the eponymous 1979 horror movie it's based on, except for being precisely 10,000 times scarier. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shorter and punchier but nearly as hokey as the original. show more

  • 50
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    The good news is the updated version is scarier than the original, thanks to snazzier special effects, a shorter running time, moody lighting, a few solid jolts and one icky moment involving a bratty babysitter and a closet. The bad news is the film rehashes every horror movie cliché you can imagine. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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