Reviews

  • Nov 14, 2021

    Great jumpscares and a narrative that works, unlike the original.

    Great jumpscares and a narrative that works, unlike the original.

  • Oct 16, 2021

    Very disappointing /boring there are hardly any truly scary moments people that are against remakes of classic films have A valid argument with this one not even worth it

    Very disappointing /boring there are hardly any truly scary moments people that are against remakes of classic films have A valid argument with this one not even worth it

  • Sep 23, 2021

    At the point of this review, I had seen nearly every Ry Rey (great nickname I heard on YouTube) comedy out there. Believing that there wasn't a single dark bone in his body, I was shocked to learn he was in this remake, and even more shocked by how well he sold the character, almost crying, fearing I would never be able to see that funny Canadian the same. Thankfully, the audio commentary helped me learn a little about his experience working on the movie, and how difficult it was portraying that character. As one who had not seen the original, I didn't know anything about the movie, except for what little I learned about the story the movie is based on, I didn't want to delve too far into the history of the house. I imagine the original is probably better to those who have seen it, but having nothing to compare it too, I enjoyed not spending the movie looking for every difference. As a horror movie, I don't have much to compare it too, not being the biggest fan of horror films. As far as effects were concerned, the movie looked pretty scary from what I could see through my fingers. I certainly believe the audio commentary about the effects being mostly practical, and don't plan on going over the movie a third time, shocking myself again by seeing it the second time with the commentary. Very intense movie.

    At the point of this review, I had seen nearly every Ry Rey (great nickname I heard on YouTube) comedy out there. Believing that there wasn't a single dark bone in his body, I was shocked to learn he was in this remake, and even more shocked by how well he sold the character, almost crying, fearing I would never be able to see that funny Canadian the same. Thankfully, the audio commentary helped me learn a little about his experience working on the movie, and how difficult it was portraying that character. As one who had not seen the original, I didn't know anything about the movie, except for what little I learned about the story the movie is based on, I didn't want to delve too far into the history of the house. I imagine the original is probably better to those who have seen it, but having nothing to compare it too, I enjoyed not spending the movie looking for every difference. As a horror movie, I don't have much to compare it too, not being the biggest fan of horror films. As far as effects were concerned, the movie looked pretty scary from what I could see through my fingers. I certainly believe the audio commentary about the effects being mostly practical, and don't plan on going over the movie a third time, shocking myself again by seeing it the second time with the commentary. Very intense movie.

  • Aug 30, 2021

    A so so remake of the original Amityville Horror!!

    A so so remake of the original Amityville Horror!!

  • Jun 28, 2021

    It was pretty good Ryan Reynolds scared the shit out of me

    It was pretty good Ryan Reynolds scared the shit out of me

  • Apr 07, 2021

    Watch the original instead and be slightly more mildly entertained

    Watch the original instead and be slightly more mildly entertained

  • Mar 01, 2021

    This remake is shorter and better paced than the original. That being said, I think it lacks in the construction of real suspenseful atmospheres, abusing of jump scares instead. On the other hand, I think Ryan Reynolds delivers in what he has to do, but I don't think the script allows too much depth (or humanization) once the possession starts. I think Melissa George is solid, as usual, and it's interesting to see Chloe Grace Möretz's debut. The biggest weakness here, in my opinion, is the script and the directing: it had all the tools to take the original material and take it to the next level. But it doesn't.

    This remake is shorter and better paced than the original. That being said, I think it lacks in the construction of real suspenseful atmospheres, abusing of jump scares instead. On the other hand, I think Ryan Reynolds delivers in what he has to do, but I don't think the script allows too much depth (or humanization) once the possession starts. I think Melissa George is solid, as usual, and it's interesting to see Chloe Grace Möretz's debut. The biggest weakness here, in my opinion, is the script and the directing: it had all the tools to take the original material and take it to the next level. But it doesn't.

  • Oct 24, 2020

    The remake only added "Poltergeist" and modern cheap scare tactics with a horrible decision and frantic filmmaking that disrupted the story in Hollywood-cheese-favored exaggeration to the 1979 vaguely mediocre beginning, apparently decided to not improve the flaws besides the creeped atmosphere while letting the good cast down. (C+)

    The remake only added "Poltergeist" and modern cheap scare tactics with a horrible decision and frantic filmmaking that disrupted the story in Hollywood-cheese-favored exaggeration to the 1979 vaguely mediocre beginning, apparently decided to not improve the flaws besides the creeped atmosphere while letting the good cast down. (C+)

  • Oct 18, 2020

    The most supernatural thing about this movie is that we’re supposed to believe that Melissa George popped out 3 kids and still has THAT RIDICULOUS body.

    The most supernatural thing about this movie is that we’re supposed to believe that Melissa George popped out 3 kids and still has THAT RIDICULOUS body.

  • Sep 25, 2020

    It's entertaining, but not scary. So instead of 'The Amityville Horror' I push for 'The Amityville Thriller.'

    It's entertaining, but not scary. So instead of 'The Amityville Horror' I push for 'The Amityville Thriller.'