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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Drama,History,Horror,Mystery,Thriller
USA / English
"Katch 'em, kill 'em "
A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Ryan Reynolds George Lutz
Melissa George Kathy Lutz
Jesse James Billy Lutz
Jimmy Bennett Michael Lutz
Chloe Moretz Chelsea Lutz (as Chloë Grace Moretz)
Rachel Nichols Lisa
Philip Baker Hall Father Callaway
Isabel Conner Jodie Defeo
Brendan Donaldson Ronald Defeo
Annabel Armour Realtor
Rich Komenich Chief of Police
David Gee ER Doctor
Danny McCarthy Officer Greguski
Nancy Lollar Librarian
José Taitano Stitch
Director: Andrew Douglas
Producer: Michael Bay,Andrew Form,Bradley Fuller
Writer: Scott Kosar,Jay Anson
This is not scary, just annoying
I have not seen the original "Amityville"-movie from 1979, which i feel today is probably just as well. After all that movie is considered a classic, and this remake is about as far away from a classic as it's possible to get.

I don't know what it is with Hollywood and horror movies. I have thought about it for quite some time now. I have seen a lot of horror movies lately and almost all of them have been awful. I had hardly had time to recover from the awful "Skeleton Key" before this heap of dung fell into my lap. Not only is this movie completely lacking when it comes to originality, it's also a horror movie like it would be if it was made by a child with ADD.

The story about the house that is evil and compels people to murder when they move in could have worked in my opinion. Of course we have seen it before since it's a remake, but it's a solid concept. The problem here is that director Andrew Douglas has absolutely no idea how to make a horror movie. The movie actually begins quite tolerably, but it doesn't stay that way for long. As soon as the creepy stuff begins it's 100% full speed ahead from there. Ghosts sit in every corner, the house constantly whispers about murder and strange shapes and shadows lurk everywhere. Douglas should do himself a favor and look up the word "subtlety" in a dictionary.

The thing is though that even if he would have relaxed a bit with the effects this would still have been crap. What Hollywood doesn't understand is what made the originals of movies like this one and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" popular. Was it the effects (NO!), the plot (NO!) or the acting (GOD NO!)? No, it was the fact that people were actually watching something they had never seen before! A movie where they couldn't predict the next scene every time! And that's what i want to see, that's what's scary! Not this formulaic "Horror Movie 1A" crap on speed. This is not scary, just annoying. And i rate it 2/10, still considering myself to be generous.

Personal
Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
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Movie
Imdb rating: 5.8
Musician: Steve Jablonsky
Running time: 90 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2