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Amityville 1992: It's About Time Reviews

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July 5, 2015
A man returns home from a business trip from Amityville with the purchase of a clock that belonged in the original Amityville house and bad things start to happen. A very similar plot to Amityville: The Evil Escapes. Offers us nothing new other than strange relationships. Dad has his former lover watch his two kids while away (even though the kids are old enough to look after themselves). Dad also reinitiates the physical relationship with the woman who brings over her current psychiatrist boyfriend to the house to stay.
February 16, 2015
Sixth entry in worn out series has real estate developer bringing a possessed clock from Amityville back to his California home. Predictable fare that has several plot similarities to Part 4 with the Amityville lamp. Cleverly persistent tick-tock serves as a constant reminder that the possessed clock is biding its time.
½ January 1, 2014
Surprisingly an improvement over the other amityville sequels, but this still has nothing to do with the murders and the haunting. It's just insane how they can ignore such a story and continue with nonsense.
August 2, 2013
A pretty decent horror flick shoehorned into the Amityville series. It's nothing special, but if you like stuff along the lines of Full Moon's output, this fits pretty snugly into that niche.
Super Reviewer
½ December 16, 2012
Painful exercise in delivering supernatural haunted house chills; this entry focuses on an evil clock and really doesn't satisfy. In the end, what can you expect from a series that lacks effective creative integrity in the sense that they are unable to deliver a good entry in a series that never should have taken place. Don't look for anything to catch your eye with this one, as it will bore you like every other entry that has been made since the original feature. This is a poorly constructed affair that doesn't satisfy genre fans looking for effective chills or a good haunted house picture that can actually make you sleepless for a few nights on end. This one doesn't have anything interesting going on on-screen, and the cast is pretty bad aided by bad directing and poorly constructed moments that are supposed to induce chills. This is a bad film like all the others and it is clear that the filmmakers clearly didn't care about the end result as long as they made money off their poorly executed haunted house film. If you've seen the previous entries in the franchise, expect to be let down with this one as it offers nothing new to the franchise, it's all the same old uninspired garbage that doesn't have any redeeming factors whatsoever. Creativity is at its lowest form, and sequels would still pop up as the studio seeks to deliver cheap after cheap sequel to try and cash in on the original. Again, this one fails to thrill and disappoints big time. Amityville: It's About Time is an awful horror film that is a pain to watch and really doesn't offer genre fans anything refreshing, new or exciting aside from sheer disappointment.
December 7, 2012
Will have to watch this one. Not necassarily good or bad. Will see. Want to watch!
½ November 1, 2012
This movie is unlike any Amityville movie I've ever seen. It's cheesy but stays entertaining the entire time. I like this as much as the first 2 but it is way different. If you don't go into this looking for a continuation of the Amityville story it can be quite entertaining.
October 18, 2012
The VHS art was much better.
½ April 29, 2012
Amityville It's About Time, got the series to take a turn for the better... The storyline was a little bizarre but it is generally a decent film. So far a lamp has been the cause of mayhem and now it's a clock doing the evil deeds! And being a clock the film took a different route to the normal Amityville movies by using time as a major player in the events of the film as a supposed to the normal house does funny things route. Overall it had it's moments, but its far from being one of the better Amityvilles.
½ April 24, 2012
For some inexplicable reason, I enjoyed this film much more than its two predecessors in the series. Stupid but enjoyable, I found the film to be the most entertaining since the second film, which isn't really saying much. Its attempt at a twist ending is a bit cliched, but I found it amusing nonetheless. Your expectations can't be too high when the film has the year of its release as part of the title.
April 5, 2012
February 27, 2012
Not great but it was watchable until the dreaded ending.
September 16, 2011
Nothing dates a film faster than proudly displaying the year it was made in the damn title. It seems the distributors learned the errors of their way and removed the "1992" from the DVD release and not just on the box artwork. They actually went into the film itself and put in a blatantly obvious black box over the '1992' on the title card which just brings me to a chuckle. Despite the silly title and botched attempt to correct it on recent releases, "Amityville 1992: It's About time"... err.... I mean "Amityville [insert black box]: It's About Time" actually ends up being one of the better entries into the overlong haunted house series.

An architect shows up home bringing an antique clock which he found in some rubble of a house his company tore down in Amityville for a new housing development. Guess what house the clock came from? Of course our demonic clock takes our family on a thrill ride from hell as the Amityville demonic forces have found a new home in California and it's up to delinquent boy to stop it once and for all.

The plot is VERY derivative of the fourth film "Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes" in which the Amityville curse was brought to a new house and family due to a possessed lamp. Substitute the lamp with a clock and you have the plot to this sixth entry. Unlike that film which had a drab look and made-for-television production values, "Amityville 1992" has the fun, stylistic and slightly over-the-top approach thanks to director Tony Randall, veteran of the celebrated sequel "Hellbound: Hellraiser II". The overall feel to this film is similar to a "Nightmare on Elm Street" sequel and thus makes it a HELLUVA lot more entertaining compared to the last few "Amityville" entries.

The cast is full of seasoned character actors including the gorgeous Shawn Weatherly and underrated Stephen Macht who gives a truly deranged performance as the architect possessed by the evil of the clock (it does seem a little ridiculous when you actually type it out). The luscious Megan Ward gives a saucy performance that is guaranteed to seduce all the male audience members.

Like a "Nightmare on Elm Street" film the special effects are really eye catching, including corpses, alternate dimensions, dog attacks and people melting into puddles. Like many horror films the special effects become the spotlight but for films of this nature it's all in good fun. Mix that with surprisingly solid production values for a direct-to-video production makes this for a good horror popcorn picture.

For a sixth entry into an overlong, mostly lame franchise I actually found "Amityville 1992" to be a lot of fun, even despite it's cop-out ending. Sure it's getting further and further from its "true haunted house" roots but at least it breathed new life into a floundering series.... plus it has glimpses of the infamous Amityville house, an aspect the fifth film "The Amityville Curse" sorely lacked. Highly recommend for fans of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series.
January 23, 2011
it's a Horror film of all time.
½ November 29, 2010
Much better than number 4 with actually spme horror in this one, still not branching into classic horror though. One of the better amityville efforts
½ October 31, 2010
It was better than I expected... I kinda liked it. lol
September 9, 2010
March 27, 2010
A clock from the Amityville House is tainted with demonic possession. I prefered the haunted lamp in part 4.
February 26, 2010
ive seen all the amityville horror movies or so i thought how could i have missed this 1 gotta see!
½ January 28, 2010
While probably the best of the killer clock films...this is not a good movie, even when compared to the previous inept entries is this stunningly ongoing series. It is nonsensical, boring, silly, and unintenionally laughable. What is with the creepy (not in a good way) incest subplots in the Amityville sequels!? Stay away !!!
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