The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror (2005)

Based on an account from a Long Island man, a tale that centers on George and Kathy Lutz, a newly married couple with three children, who move into their stately, beautiful new house in Amityville, NY --only to discover that the house… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A so-so remake of a so-so original.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The problem with The Amityville Horror is that, in a very real sense, there's nothing there.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

A remake of the 1979 film, The Amityville Horror tries for a clasic sense of creeping suspense, but is sadly inept.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A few lines get laughs, but the horror is standard fare, without a shred of innovation.

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David Ng
Village Voice

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A really bad remake, for a bad movie...

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Sean Daly
Washington Post

You'll want to get out of Amityville long before the Lutzes do.

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

This is a slightly better-than-expected remake of the 1979 film of the same name.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Remake of the classic haunted house horror film of the same name is an awful mess of a film that is uninspired and poorly acted. This came out at the height of… More
Japes .
I don't really think Ryan Reynolds was meant to be in a horror film. He doesn't strike me as that kind of actor. However I did really enjoy this… More
Anthony Lawrie
After watching every single Amityville horror film within a few days of each other I asked the question 'Did this franchise need a remake'? It was the… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of 1979 horror classic is getting much shocker with tortured ghosts and paranormal oozing - is a sure-fire case of the creepy-crawlies. Believe it… More
Bethany Murphy
Ryan Reynolds plays a great role in this and it never fails to scare me everytime I watch it.
Lewis C.
As far as modern horror movies goes, the Amityville horror isn't that bad. There were a few times while I was watching it when I was genuinely spooked, and… More

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