The Amityville Horror Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 28, 2010
A remake of the 1979 film, The Amityville Horror tries for a clasic sense of creeping suspense, but is sadly inept.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A really bad remake, for a bad movie...
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
March 10, 2009
This is a slightly better-than-expected remake of the 1979 film of the same name.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Less frightening than just unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Against the odds, the remake rivals the original for sheer mediocrity.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
the original wasn't really that great, nor did it have a substantial cult following to justify a remake. So, unusual as it may be, this remake is a much, much better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
The best thing I can say about Andrew Douglas's remake of The Amityville Horror is that it gave me a reason to track down the original film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 7, 2006
The movie's only aspiration is to be a jacked-up re-jiggering of a name-brand horror 'classic.' It sets out to be not just schlock, but pre-chewed schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The Amityville Horror is just another decidedly bland, but mildly entertaining, horror film churned out in the rush to cash in on the reemergence of horror in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
... The Amityville Horror is the best horror movie of the year so far. Faint praise, to be sure, but at least it's R-rated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 28, 2005
Douglas logra varios momentos de tensión en los que, si se va al cine con la suficiente intención de disfrutar la película, llega a generar uno que otro buen susto.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
October 3, 2005
out-fakes the first film ups the dosage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 30, 2005
The problem with The Amityville Horror is that, in a very real sense, there's nothing there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 8, 2005
not really that good but better than the other eight previous movies
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
June 28, 2005
The prime victims are children who are shot, threatened, tortured and killed without any hesitation or reason other than to provide quick thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 11, 2005
Another of those recent horror pictures that you resent while in its presence and forget immediately afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 14, 2005
Reynolds is well cast in the lead - it's genuinely upsetting as the house starts to chip away at his Nice Guy persona. He also spends a huge amount of the film either half-naked or dripping wet, if you like that sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 14, 2005
Punchy, frightening, and far slicker than the original - but for all the refurbishment, something's still not quite right with this haunted house.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 14, 2005
... routine remake of a 1979 horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 14, 2005
there is so much effort to explain everything, to supply reasons for things that don't need them and therefore cannot sustain them, that the film folds in on itself
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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