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: April 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 24% 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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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

Assumes for all of its thankfully brief 89 minutes that its audience is stupid and easily-bored, and proceeds to fling nonsense at us without pause.

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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.

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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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

I would implore anyone who ever wrote it off as a soulless remake to dig a little deeper with a rewatch, because you might just be surprised at how great of a modern horror movie it truly is.

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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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Joshua Starnes

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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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What is the point of remaking a bad horror movie if you can't make it any better or scarier? In fact, this awfully formulaic remake doesn't manage to… 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
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
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