Nov 18, 2019
While I'll concede that the film has its moments stylistically, it is still a rather pointless journey into an already tiresome genre.
Aug 19, 2017
Assumes for all of its thankfully brief 89 minutes that its audience is stupid and easily-bored, and proceeds to fling nonsense at us without pause.
Dec 28, 2010
A remake of the 1979 film, The Amityville Horror tries for a clasic sense of creeping suspense, but is sadly inept.
Apr 29, 2009
A really bad remake, for a bad movie...
Mar 10, 2009
This is a slightly better-than-expected remake of the 1979 film of the same name.
Aug 7, 2008
Jul 23, 2007
Less frightening than just unpleasant.
Jul 14, 2007
Mar 1, 2007
Against the odds, the remake rivals the original for sheer mediocrity.
Sep 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.
Feb 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.
Jan 26, 2006
...this Amityville Horror feels less like a film and more like a "greatest hits" compilation of scenes from better movies.
Dec 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.
Sep 30, 2005
The problem with The Amityville Horror is that, in a very real sense, there's nothing there.
Jun 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.
Jun 11, 2005
Another of those recent horror pictures that you resent while in its presence and forget immediately afterwards.
May 14, 2005
May 14, 2005
It's just your routine family-in-a-haunted-house flick, where creepy apparitions cause the patriarch to descend into axe-wielding madness and threaten his kin. You liked it when it was called The Shining.
May 14, 2005
Sorry gang, but 2005's variation on 1979's original is no more successful or scary than that bizarrely popular film was.
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