The Amityville Horror
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The Amityville Horror
One of the most celebrated horror films of the late '70s is given a new look in this remake, produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay. George and Kathy Lutz (Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George) are a young couple who are looking for a new home, and think they've found a dream house in Amityville, Long Island -- a large and beautiful home available at a bargain price. George thinks that there must be a catch, and learns that the house has a dark history -- a year before, a man living in the house murdered his family in their sleep, claiming he was commanded to commit the crime by… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

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"The problem with The Amityville Horror is that, in a very real sense, there's nothing there."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Nothing gets in the way of the rote staging, the ham-handed predictability, the feeling that you've been to this house, and yawned at these ghosts, once too often."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A remake of the 1979 film, The Amityville Horror tries for a clasic sense of creeping suspense, but is sadly inept."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Less frightening than just unpleasant."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The best thing I can say about Andrew Douglas's remake of The Amityville Horror is that it gave me a reason to track down the original film."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"A few lines get laughs, but the horror is standard fare, without a shred of innovation."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"The Amityville Horror is a Xerox so tattered and faded that it's impossible to determine who's to blame for the overproduced mediocrity before our eyes."
‑ David Ng, Village Voice
"A really bad remake, for a bad movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Against the odds, the remake rivals the original for sheer mediocrity."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"The movie's only aspiration is to be a jacked-up re-jiggering of a name-brand horror 'classic.' It sets out to be not just schlock, but pre-chewed schlock."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV
"Never buy a house with a basement, and while you're at it, avoid old Dutch Colonials in which the previous occupants were murdered by an eldest son possessed by demons."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"You'll want to get out of Amityville long before the Lutzes do."
‑ Sean Daly, Washington Post
"This is a slightly better-than-expected remake of the 1979 film of the same name."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"the original wasn't really that great, nor did it have a substantial cult following to justify a remake. So, unusual as it may be, this remake is a much, much better film."
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The Amityville Horror is just another decidedly bland, but mildly entertaining, horror film churned out in the rush to cash in on the reemergence of horror in Hollywood."
‑ Heidi Martinuzzi, Film Threat
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