The Amityville Horror

1979

Stuart Rosenberg
Director
American International Pictures
Distributor

A previously happy family moves into a haunted house. Much maligned at the time of it's release, this one has dated well and emerges scary as they come. How much of it is true though. I've always been fond of the scary thing in the upstairs window which if you freeze frame is actually kind of comical.

-The Sloth

No, it hasn't aged well, but it wasn't good to begin with. It's a piece of crap based on an equally crappy book, and the fact that it still has some measure of popularity and believers is more testimony to the pathological stupidity of a lot of Americans than any merit. The only thing scary in this film is James Brolin's performance, though Rod Steiger doesn't do his legacy any favors, either.

-Dave W.

See also Parts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2005 remake.


The Amityville Horror
27th July 1979
CInema



117 mins
1.85:1

The Amityville Horror
17th July 2001
DVD




1.85:1


3rd April 2005
DVD









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James Brolin
George Lutz
Margot Kidder
Kathy Lutz
Rod Steiger
Father Delany
Don Stroud
Father Bolen
Murray Hamilton
Father Ryan
John Larch
Father Nuncio
Natasha Ryan
Amy Lutz
K.C. Martel
Gregory Lutz
Meeno Peluce
Matthew Lutz
Michael Sacks
Jeff
Helen Shaver
Carolyn
Amy Wright
Jackie
Val Avery
Sgt. Gionfriddo
Irene Dailey
Aunt Helena
Marc Vahanian
Jimmy
Elsa Raven
Mrs. Townsend
Ellen Saland
Bride
Eddie Barth
Agucci
Hank Garrett
Bartender
James Tolkan
Coroner
Carmine Foresta
Cop at the House
Peter Maloney
Newspaper clerk
Charlie Welch
Carpenter
J. R. Miller
Boy
Patty Burtt
Girl
Michael Hawkins
New York State Trooper
Richard Hughes
2nd New York State Trooper
James Dukas
Neighbor
(as Jim Dukas)
Baxter Harris
Cop #2 at the House
Michael Stearns
Policeman
Jack Krupnick
Dead Father

Lord Heath: Credits, Stills & 62% Screenshots
Tony Sullivan: Notes & 38% Screenshots