The Amityville Curse (1990)


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In this fifth of the Amityville spook-house stories another innocent family decides to move into this dreadful house; this one was never released to the theaters. It's full of the regular fare: nightly noises, walking dead, et al.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
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Critic Reviews for The Amityville Curse

All Critics (5)

just when you thought it was ok to go back to the haunted house...

July 8, 2005

Eye-gougingly scary. If you don't want nightmares, don't watch this film.

August 2, 2002
Arizona Daily Star

September 20, 2005
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

August 8, 2005

August 8, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Amityville Curse

Yet another pointless and poorly constructed entry follows the first four films in this painful franchise. This is a poorly made film that doesn't expand the story in terms of offering something new for viewers. The acting is bad, the story is awful and the directing is unfocused. The biggest problems with these films are that they recycle so many ideas in order to create something entertaining, and it fails. That's the case with this entry as it is dull and boring and really doesn't have anything going for it in terms of an effective horror tale. This film is stupid and is underdeveloped. This is another train wreck of a film that is painful to watch and is among the worst of the series. It just goes to show that the films produced in this series are poorly done and there is no care taken to try and make something entertaining. This is a sequel that was rushed and it shows on-screen. There is nothing here to enjoy, only a mess from start to finish and one that genre fans will surely not enjoy. Don't go expecting anything worthwhile because you won't find it here. These sequels are bad, and there is not one ounce of quality material in the script to make this one standout. With a poor cast and a poor script, The Amityville Curse was another poor attempt in stretching out the ideas of this tiresome series into new territory. However it failed because the screenwriters have no talent or understanding of what makes an entertaining horror film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The Amityville Curse indeed! Out of all 9 (so far) films in the cursed franchise, this one is the most cursed. It has very little to do with any of the other films or the source material, isn't very scary and has the worst acting/script/story I've seen for a Long time. Makes Amityville 3D look like a masterpiece!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

While I enjoyed the book by Hans Holzer, I can't say the same about this film. The special effects really aren't very special at all and it's just not scary. If you didn't know any better you would think it was a B movie. It went straight to video so it might as well be anyway. There are much better versions of the same story so this is really one to miss.

Dr Blood  

Super Reviewer

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