Tuesday, June 2, 2015


The Amityville Horror Movie Review

Young couple George and Kathy Lutz (Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George) and their kids move into a house that was once the sight of grisly murders. Soon after, strange things begin to happen, and George starts to lose his grip on reality. This remake of the 1979 classic is enough like the original to maintain the story, but different enough to keep you interested while establishing it's own identity. George does her typical good job in the movie, and Reynolds, surprisingly, is fairly creepy.

Just kill the kid already!

Some of the quick shots throughout the film are genuinely scary, and there is a fair amount of gore in it, but nothing it over the top. It's also worth noting this is based on a true story, though how much of the real story is true is of question. Unfortunately the end of the movie is somewhat anti-dramatic and disappointing, and the acting of most of the supporting characters--in particular Jesse James as Billy--is dreadfully bad. Honestly, you will find yourself hoping George just offs the little brat. Still, this ranks as one of my favorite remakes, and is a film I recommend.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

The Amityville Horror Movie Trailer

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