The Amityville Haunting is the typical "found footage" haunt that bend over backwards trying to convince the viewer that it's all real as it happens, when we all know better by now and we're just not buying it anymore. This film is so typecast, over-the-top, and predictable, it's virtually painful. While this film tries desperately to hang onto a thin shred of essence that keeps the long-lived Amityville saga alive, it doesn't make for anything original, nor can you add anything new into the run of films that haven't been shown before. The Amityville Haunting is a prime example of how haunted "found footage" (or as I call them: "Paranormal Copycat-tivities") flicks are really getting old and uninteresting, and us horror buffs are still left in the ashes wanting something new and different. It's obvious that "found footage" filmmakers like these thrive on filling a movie with jumpscares more than putting imagination into bringing the story to life, and that style of horror is more prone to putting me to sleep than keeping me at the edge of my seat.