Amityville: The Demon
Amityville: The Demon (1983)

Third horror tale about the possessed house finds a writer (Tony Roberts) moving in, while those around him freak out. Tess Harper. An early film credit for Meg Ryan. Directed by 1950s 3-D veteran Richard Fleischer. A.k.a. "Amityville:… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 18, 1983
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Variety Staff

There is hardly anything original about the picture.

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

No longer a haunted house movie at all, but simply a collection of crummy shock scenes with absolutely no shock.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Unlike the first two Amityville titles, this one makes no claim to authenticity, but such honesty doesn't save it from being a terrible movie.

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Time Out

To pad things out characters argue over story-lines from previous Amityville movies, while for 3-D purposes, wasps, furniture and minor players are hurled in our direction at varying intervals.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a quickie cash-in on both the early '80s revitalized 3-D craze and the success of the previous two Amityville films

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TV Guide

Veteran director Richard Fleischer demonstrates a keen understanding of the potentials of the 3-D gimmick here, but there is little else to recommend this dull retread.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The cast is good, but the characters are idiots.

Rob Vaux

It so utterly fails to articulate its threat that the scary stuff presumably facilitated by everyone's moronic behavior turns into a running joke.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

3-D, the stamp of greatness...

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Third part in this series is a bad film, and it really starts to shows the cracks in terms of effective storytelling on the parts of the screen writers and… More
Quinto Wallight
Well, it's the shortest out of the original three, and it has a young Meg Ryan. One of those is a good thing.
Aj V
A low point in the Amityville series, this one is below average. It has hardly any good actors, a bad story, it's predictable, and I just didn't like… More
Anthony Valletta
And you can subtract a star if you don't see it in 3-D.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Poorly made Amityville sequel; it just doesn't feel like the house we've all grown to fear. Hollywood greatness has somewhat taken over the low-budget… More