The Amityville Horror Reviews

May 5, 2019
A chilling horror wrapped up in a disturbing family drama, in spite of its dubious true crime roots.
March 20, 2019
[A] goose-pimply haunted house yarn.
October 8, 2018
Brolin and Kidder carry the film, their conviction encouraging you to believe even if you don't.
August 30, 2017
It has scattered moments all throughout that acquit themselves well as, if not top-shelf horror, then at least second-from-the-top.
June 26, 2017
Its pacing is off, there are too many go-nowhere subplots, & it seems just to come to a clunking halt at the end [but] the film's lack of commitment to any single reading of its narrative architecture is precisely what makes it so uncanny.
March 26, 2009
It's definitely a house that audiences will enjoy visiting, especially if unfamiliar with the ending.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
August 31, 2005
A middling horror entry from 1979 that's a masterpiece when compared to the dreadful 2005 remake.
April 8, 2005
March 28, 2005
...certainly looks a whole lot better when compared to its sequels.
March 20, 2003
Dated by todays standards, but still some effectively creepy moments.
July 25, 2002
Dry, dumb and periodically somewhat dull ... but still packs enough of a haunted house whallop to warrant a skeptical visit.