Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Amityville Horror

(1979) ***1/2

I've watched this so many times, it's definitely one of my favs! I actually like the original and the new one for their differences. I've read the book to get more detail, then I found out that this story went from non-fiction to fiction :(. I was even tempted in my earlier years to go visit the area, just to see the house. The more I've watched the series, the more I realize that they mess up the fake house! Ha! The actors are quite realistic, even down to one of the younger boys that fall 3 times in this movie-what a klutz!
The Lutz family buy a cheap house in Amityville, NY, hoping it will be their dream house. Even the real estate lady tell them bout the previous owners who were killed by their eldest son. As the family is outside in the yard playing, their family priest Father Delaney, comes to bless the house. He runs into trouble with flys and a voice that yells"GET OUT". Kathy Lutz(Margot Kidder) experiences phone issues, weird neighbor, strange breezes, and threatening fridge magnets. George Lutz(James Brolin) deals with cold temperatures, waking up at 3:15 every night, visions, voices, and is obsessed with chopping wood. The evil spirit of the house tries to invade George, but gives him the fight of his life...Anyone have any sticky flytape??Got wood?
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JPX said...

Every few years I get the urge to watch this film and then I’m inevitably disappointed once I do (See also: The Monkees’ “Head”).

Very little actually happens in this movie beyond the famous “Get out!” scene. I feel like there’s a cool story in there somewhere but it has never been realized even with all the sequels. I've seen the house in real life but the current owners replaced the cool-looking windows because they were apparently sick of all the tourists looking at it.

Octopunk said...

Why would you even own that house?

Believe it or not I've never actually seen this movie, although I have seen the sequel. Someday, someday...