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The Amityville Horror

The book The Amityville Horror was made into the movie The Amityville Horror.

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Book details for The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror was written by Jay Anson. The book was published in 1977 by Pocket Star. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Movie details for The Amityville Horror

The movie was released in 2005 and directed by Stuart Rosenberg, who also directed The Hand (1981) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). The Amityville Horror was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce, Michael Sacks, Helen Shaver, Amy Wright, Val Avery, Irene Dailey, Marc Vahanian, Elsa Raven, Ellen Saland, Eddie Barth, Hank Garrett and James Tolkan.

 

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Based on a bestselling, allegedly nonfiction book about haunted goings-on in a Long Island house (The Amityville Horror Conspiracy), this rather cheesy horror movie is more silly than unsettling. James Brolin and Margot Kidder star as newlyweds who move i... Read More
Based on a bestselling, allegedly nonfiction book about haunted goings-on in a Long Island house (The Amityville Horror Conspiracy), this rather cheesy horror movie is more silly than unsettling. James Brolin and Margot Kidder star as newlyweds who move into the empty home and are gradually affected by the legacy of a murder committed on the premises. Rod Steiger is a priest who can tell what's up and gets dispatched in a rather ugly way. Director Stuart Rosenberg can't lift the action above a certain level of tawdriness, and the audience ends up watching the horror from a distance instead of feeling involved. In the wake of The Exorcist, this 1979 spooker seemed like a no-brainer knockoff--and still does. --Tom Keogh