The Amityville Horror (1979)
Average Rating: 4.4/10
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"For God's sake, GET OUT!" was the ad campaign for the 1979 shocker The Amityville Horror. The film was based on the allegedly true story of the luckless Lutz family, who move lock, stock, and barrel into a new home, only to find that it is possessed by the demonic spirits of its previous owners. Variations of the Seven Deadly Plagues emanate from virtually every household fixture, while other forms of otherworldly mischief are suffered by the Lutz children. Enter kindly Father Delaney (Rod
Jul 1, 1979 Wide
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A pack of flies swarm all over Father Delaney -- then again, given Rod Steiger's howling performance as the priest, it could just be that the flies like reeking ham.
It once seemed creepy, but time has made it seem pretty contrived.
A middling horror entry from 1979 that's a masterpiece when compared to the dreadful 2005 remake.
worst of all is the gore, of which there really isn't any... that rare horror film that has a body count of zero
All hype, no substance.
Dated by todays standards, but still some effectively creepy moments.
It made HOW much?!
Dry, dumb and periodically somewhat dull ... but still packs enough of a haunted house whallop to warrant a skeptical visit.
really more about the deep-seated, primal fear of family members inflicting violence on each other than it is about ghosts and demonic spirits.
Strange and weird, yes. Scary, no.
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- Kathleen Lutz: You don't have to prove me anything...
- Aunt Helena: Beurgggghhhhhhhhhhachhhh! [nun puking]
- George Lutz: What do you want from us? God damn it, this is MY HOUSE!
- Kathleen Lutz: (to George) Don't hurt my babies!
- Kathleen Lutz: What's going on? Have you all gone mad? George!
- Kathleen Lutz: (sobs) Why is it all going wrong? We have to do something.
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