The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror (1979)

This film was based on the allegedly true story of the luckless Lutz family, who move into a new home, only to find that it is possessed by the demonic spirits of its previous owners. Enter kindly Father Delaney, who does his utmost to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 14, 2001
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24%
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53%



Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A pack of flies swarm all over Father Delaney -- then again, given Rod Steiger's howling performance as the priest, it could just be that the flies like reeking ham.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

Yeah, it's not good.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

It was popular at the box-office, but was unremarkable as a horror film

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

It once seemed creepy, but time has made it seem pretty contrived.

Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Moronic.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

An astonishing number of fumbled frissons

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A middling horror entry from 1979 that's a masterpiece when compared to the dreadful 2005 remake.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

worst of all is the gore, of which there really isn't any... that rare horror film that has a body count of zero

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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AJ Verser
A great modern version of a haunted house story, it's got a lot of really creepy scenes. I liked it.
Alex roy
The Amityville Horror is really the perfect horror film for the horror rookie. I found the film pretty scary, but not too scary. It's not Exorcist scary.… More
El Hombre Invisible
This movie gets no respect but doesn't deserve any. Not really scary and not very thrilling. James Brolin's slip into dementia, or whatever the… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An incredibly dull horror movie that is nothing but a badly concocted series of bizarre events with no relation between one another. It goes for the cheap… More
Cassandra Maples
Excited about the remake I decided to go out and just but the original Amityville Horror. Being a huge horror buff, I just had to and besides I had only seen… More

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