• R, 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:    Stuart Rosenberg
  • In Theaters:    Jul 1, 1979 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 14, 2001
  • American International Picture

The Amityville Horror Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 16, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 4, 2011

It was popular at the box-office, but was unremarkable as a horror film

Full Review | Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009

An astonishing number of fumbled frissons

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006

full review in Greek

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
December 19, 2005

It once seemed creepy, but time has made it seem pretty contrived.

| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
August 31, 2005

A middling horror entry from 1979 that's a masterpiece when compared to the dreadful 2005 remake.

| Original Score: 3/5
Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is
July 8, 2005

Yeah, it's not good.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2005

Moronic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 29, 2005

worst of all is the gore, of which there really isn't any... that rare horror film that has a body count of zero

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 28, 2005

...certainly looks a whole lot better when compared to its sequels.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003

All hype, no substance.

| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 20, 2003

Dated by todays standards, but still some effectively creepy moments.

| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002

It made HOW much?!

| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002

Dry, dumb and periodically somewhat dull ... but still packs enough of a haunted house whallop to warrant a skeptical visit.

| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001

really more about the deep-seated, primal fear of family members inflicting violence on each other than it is about ghosts and demonic spirits.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000

Strange and weird, yes. Scary, no.

| Original Score: 4/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 23, 2006

| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 10, 2006

| Original Score: 2/5

Detroit Free Press
Top Critic
April 23, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
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