• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Andrew Douglas
    In Theaters:
    Apr 15, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 4, 2005
  • MGM


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The Amityville Horror Reviews

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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 Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 10, 2006

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 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

November 28, 2005
James Brundage

out-fakes the first film ups the dosage.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 3, 2005
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2005
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

Punchy, frightening, and far slicker than the original - but for all the refurbishment, something's still not quite right with this haunted house.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

May 14, 2005
Paul Arendt

An efficient, schlocky remake from the guys who disinterred The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror is actually slightly better than its 1979 inspiration.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2005
David Cornelius

If you're to judge Amityville merely by asking the question, is it scary enough?, then yeah, it works.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

That it's based on true events makes it much more fascinating, even though the filmmakers have bent the story to fit the structure of a horror film.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 18, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Indescribably nerve-wracking.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

April 16, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

'The shocks are many and well delivered. I dare you not to jump at least once.'

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2005
Rafe Telsch

Reynold's transformation is akin to Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 15, 2005
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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It retains the cheesy look of the 1979 original, pure schlock not gussied up to appear to be anything else.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The original is still creepy, but this Horror will have fans jumping in their seats and talking back to the screen.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The startling thing about the remake is that it's one of the better horror films to hit screens in recent months, thanks to its refusal to take itself too seriously.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2005
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

It will creep you out.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2005
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

On almost every level, this remake is a marked improvement.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 15, 2005
Sarah Chauncey

Despite its flaws, The Amityville Horror is good at scaring the popcorn out of your hand.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2005
Kevin A. Ranson

... a creepy crowd pleaser... Ryan Reynolds doesn't waste his shot to go all Nicholson on a helpless family.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

April 15, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
May 14, 2005

May 14, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
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