The Amityville Horror Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for The Amityville Horror the Movie

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Sometimes a house is not a home. Ineffective chiller that became a boxoffice biggie, based on a supposedly real-life occurrence in Amityville, Long Island. The Lutz family moves into the house of their dreams only to find it full of nightmares. Once the scene of a grisly mass murder, the house takes on a devilish attitude, plunging the family into supernatural terror. Pipes and walls ooze icky stuff, flies manifest in the strangest places, and doors mysteriously slam while exorcist Steiger staggers from room to room in scene-chewing prayer. Based on the Jay Anson book and followed by a number of sequels.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.

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Supernatural Horror, Strained Suburbia, Death & the Afterlife, Creepy Houses, Killer Pigs, True Stories, Slasher Flicks
Sandor Stern
James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, Helen Shaver, Amy Wright, Val Avery, Natasha Ryan, John Larch, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce
Fred W. Koenekamp
Stuart Rosenberg
Lalo Schifrin
American International Pictures (A.I.P.)

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