The Amityville Horror YIFY
I went to HMV one day and decided to buy a horror movie. I had heard all about Amityville Horror. It was always on TV, but I never had the interest to watch it. So I bought the 2000 MGM DVD for $9.99. The movie is about a couple that moves into a new house, but little do they know, it is haunted. All of this was apparently a true story. Wonderful acting by Rod Stieger. This movie is not really a horror movie. It does not have the chills of a horror movie. The reason I never watched it was because I heard it was a bit of a bore. This movie is not what you may think it is. Don't go buying this if you think you will get a really scary movie. The DVD has a great picture. Probably a step up from the VHS version. If you are interested in the story of Amityville, then go out and get it. Do not expect a movie with blood and gore, because this movie is almost free of it. The 2000 DVD version is a bit of a disappointment in terms of features. Only the trailer is included. There are 8 sequels.6/10
The Amityville Horror YIFY
This is the classic version about the infamous Amityville house with lots of screams and weird deeds in which a family falls into supernatural terror . The story starts with a grisly mass murder ; years later , a family moves to Long Island where is purchased a Victorian home , their house of dreams but they find only devilish horror and full of nightmares . Longtime ago, there occurred a grisly mass killing based on an allegedly real life occurrence in Amityville that turns out to be a haven for demonic forces . And now a possessed father (James Brolin) is plunged by demonic forces into supernatural attitude driving him to mistreat and beat the kiddies . The wife (Margot Kidder) begins experiencing frightening and vivid dreams of killings . Meantime ,the father is attempting to find out the bottom of events by ways of the cellar . While , an exorcist priest (a hysteric Rod Steiger who steals the show as scene-chewing ) tries praying to vanquish the malignant spirit , staggering from room to room with the doors mysteriously slam . And soon the poltergeists make their nasty appearance originating a lot of unusual rattles and creaks before deciding to utilize its powers to possess the father and attack the family .The film contains restless terror and great loads of gore and blood and usual poltergeists phenomenon caused by the curse and the usual ghastly shenanigans result to be the cracking pipelines , wall ooze icky stuff, flies swarm manifest as attackers, and doors suddenly slam , among others . It is produced with acceptable budget by Samuel Z Arkoff (AIP)and well recreated with high grade special effects that are frightening and horrifying to spectator . It's actually halfway decent terror movie that achieved big success at the box office and it will appeal to ghostly and eerie events fonds. The picture packs a colorful cinematography by Fred Koenekamp and eerie musical score by Lalo Schifrin that will be used in the innumerable sequels . The original Exorcist film (by Friedkin) spawned a wave of demonic possession movies that continues unabated today as Changeling (by Peter Medak), Amytiville (by Stuart Rosemberg) are two further examples of this sub-genre . Following a great number of clumsy, stupid sequels directed by Damiano Damiani , Richard Fleischer ,Sandor Stern ( screenwriter of Amityville), Anthony Hitchcock.. And the bad followings just go on and on attempting to cash in on the success of the first movie . However , recently is made a good new adaptation by Andrew Douglas with Ryan Reynolds (James Brolin role ) , Melissa George ( Margot Kidder character) and Philip Baker Hall (Rod Steiger), though this is a new take on from previous film, it's one of the highest earning horror movie of the last years and like the Amityville original became a box office biggie . Rating : Aceeptable and passable .
I do not like remakes, but I love horror movies, so that was the reason for me to see this remake of the 1979 "The Amityville Horror" on DVD. The movie is spooky, because the original story is scary. "The Amityville Horror" was released in 1979, and has the great merit of being made before "The Shining"(1980) and "Poltergeist" (1982), which seem to use parts of the storyline of this film. But this remake is absolutely unnecessary, since it is the same story, once it is claimed to be based on a true event, and in the same year, 1974. Therefore, there is nothing new or original in this remake, with the exception of the actors and actresses and some special effects. Ryan Reynolds visibly looked for inspiration watching Stanley Kubrick's "The Shinning", with the insane expression of Jack Nicholson and an ax in his hands chasing his family. My vote is six.Title (Brazil): "Horror em Amityville" ("Horror in Amityville")
Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) is less a demonic possession movie and more an electrical appliance and deadly household accident horror movie along the lines of Maximum Overdrive (1986) and movies later in the '90s such as The Mangler (1995) -- Stephen King appliance horror movies; and, also note the Children of the Corn (more King) references with the little blond girl drawing violent crayon art. It's almost like it's a warning movie for single mothers who read Stephen King novels: FEAR the INCURABLE tetanus and the DEADLY garbage disposal. ESCAPE the STRANGLING electrical cord in the attic or the OXYGEN DEPRIVING, SEWAGE SPEWING water pipes in the basement before it's too late! BEWARE the impenetrable BLAMING GLARE of your grandmother, also a single woman, as she struggles with -- BRATTY CHILDREN! All of these things can be avoided with proper household disaster prevention tactics -- such as: 1. NOT running your finger along the edge of sharp metallic objects. 2. NOT installing a garbage disposal on/off switch UPSIDE DOWN! 3. Not hoarding heavy appliances with long electrical cords, but if you do, secure any loose cords. 4. Don't lay directly underneath the end of a pipe you're loosening up, especially if you know there's some type of heavy disgusting sewage running through those pipes. Or at least give yourself a little wiggle room even if you become pinned. 5. Get your messed up catatonic daughter with PTSD and daddy issues PROFESSIONAL HELP from the full spectrum of psychiatry, therapy and behavioral science. You don't just listen to some Freudian quack and his pseudo-scientific responses; you seek second, third, and fourth opinions on any serious mental health diagnosis, especially if therapy/medication doesn't provide results. There's a range of decent to very good acting, as well. Not nearly as bad as some other movies, and happily campy as a consolation prize from time to time. One of the more deliciously twisted scenes depicts a child and a chainsaw that comes alive in his hands! Grandma/mom, don't leave that thing laying around even if it's unplugged! Amityville: The Evil Escapes may be derivative of its contemporaries but the leading lady is excellent. Thanks Patty Duke, R.I.P. If you want to see truly bad acting from a leading lady, watch Linda Hamilton in the campier but more classic Children of the Corn (1984). Anyway, good movie when you consider it's actually a household appliance horror movie intended to teach single mothers and grandmothers how to raise healthy children. I give this movie 7 bratty children being watched by 1 nanny, 1 mama, a grandma, and 1 ex- bowling champ with only 1 hand. :)
Written and directed by Sandor Stern, scriptwriter of the original Amityville Horror (1979) film, Amityville: The Evil Escapes is an excellent, gripping extension of the Amityville mythos. This is all the more remarkable when we remember that it's the fourth entry in the series and it's a low budget made-for-television film--two factors that in the conventional wisdom do not often add up to greatness.We begin with a cadre of priests who are attempting to exorcise the original Amityville home in Long Island for good after the events of the previous three films. Father Kibbler (Fredric Lehne) has a problem when an evil force runs through an electrical cord into a large, bizarre lamp, and it puts him into the hospital, unconscious. Assuming they were successful, the other priests authorize an estate sale cum garage sale. Alice Leacock's (Jane Wyatt) sister sees the lamp and decides it's perfect for a birthday present for Alice--she thinks it's hideously ugly (I thought it was attractive, but I obviously have unusual tastes) and they've been sending each other gag gifts, so the "Amityville Curse" moves to California by way of the still-possessed furnishing. At the same time, Nancy Evans (Patty Duke), a recent widow, and her three kids are moving into Alice's home. The "curse" doesn't just stay in the lamp, and most of us could probably fill in a lot of the blanks from this point.So while it's not unprecedented in terms of its plot, I don't subtract points for covering familiar ground (or add them solely for "originality"). More importantly, Stern creates a focused script, with Stephen King-like "everyday horror" overtones enabled by "possessed appliances". He shoots the film with admirable style and atmosphere, on well-constructed (or located) sets, and he gets great performances out of his seasoned cast.The extension of the Amityville mythos was important for the series as it enabled the first film that could take place outside of the original house. Smartly, Sandor still gives us a home that has a similar tonality, but it's also different enough to enable fresh material.Aside from making the horror more related to common, everyday events and items, the idea of "possessed appliances" is not quite as goofy as it initially seems, at least for anyone who takes real life research into paranormal/supernatural phenomena seriously. The usual thinking about ghosts, at least currently, is that they make themselves known by manifesting as, or manipulating, energy. That's why there are "cold spots" around ghosts (we can forget that this may have to violate the usual understanding of heat transference in physics), why "electric voice phenomena" (EVP) is supposed to work, why electromagnetic pulse readers can supposedly pick up aberrations that could be ghosts, and why they could manifest as light. If any of that stuff were true (I'm a skeptic, but I find this stuff fascinating anyway), then it would make sense that ghosts could manifest through the electrical system of a house, in objects designed to be manipulated by changes in electromagnetism, and so on.Of course, whether the plot is plausible in the actual world is beside the point of whether this is a good film. Horror is in the realm of "dark fairy tales". The important aspect is that Sandor created a great device from making very common things in a house frightening, under very common conditions, and subjecting a number of common people to the situations. He exploits this to its full potential in Amityville: The Evil Escapes. And in doing so, he often features scenes that are surprisingly visceral for a made for television film.There is also more depth than one might expect from a fourth Amityville film meant to air on television. There is a subtext of a dysfunctional family (partially caused by tragedy, but appearing to have deeper roots) running throughout the film. For example, on a surface level, a "ghost"/evil spirit causes Brian Evans (Aron Eisenberg) to trash grandma's basement with a chainsaw, but we can easily read the supernatural premise as metaphorical and see the scene as a rebellious kid going nuts. This reading makes this particular scene, at least, just as funny as tragic, but most of the horrors in the film are symbolic of family relationship problems, and most of them are not very funny.For my money, both this film and Amityville II: The Possession (1982) are better than both the 2005 remake and the 1970 original film. Unfortunately, this entry is not very easy to find on DVD, and the next three entries in the series have never been available on DVD in the U.S. to my knowledge. Hopefully, this situation will be rectified soon (I was hoping that all of the Amityville films would see DVD release/re-release with the arrival of the remake), but until then, I'll have to seek out region free DVDs or bootlegs of Amityville 5, 6 and 7. 041b061a72