The Amityville Horror ( film) - Wikipedia
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The Evil Escapes, was released as a made-for-television film, and documents hauntings stemming from a floor lamp that was in the home at the time of the DeFeo murders.
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The Amityville Curse, released infollows a group of teenagers who spend the night in a former rectory in Amityville where a priest committed suicide; this installment was set entirely in a different house.
It's About Time, released infocuses on a haunted clock that a family from Los Angeles, California takes into their home from an estate sale in New York.
A New Generation, also utilizes a haunted object as a main component of its storyline: It follows a man who purchases a mirror possessed by the spirit of his father, who also murdered his family in the Amityville house with a shotgun, not dissimilar to DeFeo. Ina remake of the original film was released theatrically.
The Awakening was a limited release, a family moves into the home with an ill son only to find themselves tormented by ghosts who seek to possess the son's body.
List of films based on the Amityville haunting
Further films would follow, each released direct-to-video or with limited theatrical releases: The Amityville Haunting ; an ancillary found footage film that presents supposed home movies that corroborate the family's haunting ; The Amityville Asylum ; set in Amityville at a psychiatric hospital haunted by ghosts ; Amityville Death House ; featured yet another explanation for the hauntings ; Amityville Playhouse ; focuses on a haunted theater in Amityville ; Amityville: Vanishing Point ; focused on a haunted boarding house in Amityville ; The Amityville Legacy ; features a haunted toy monkey from the original houseThe Amityville Terror ; a family moves to Amityville and are tormented both by an evil spirit and the townsfolk who want to keep them trapped there ; Amityville: No Escape ; college students encounter evil in the forest around Amityville ; Amityville Exorcism ; evil spirits possess the daughter of a family that moves to Amityville ; and The Amityville Murders ; a retelling of the original DeFeo murders.
Continuity between films[ edit ] None of the films are direct sequels to each other, and parts I, II, and IV are the only films based on books from the Amityville book series and establish references with each other. The decision to use minimal computer-generated effects, made for monetary rather than artistic reasons, works to Amityville's advantage. It retains the cheesy look of the original, pure schlock not gussied up to appear to be anything else.The Amityville Horror (2005) - On DVD Trailer
Obviously, the filmmakers were keen to remake this film exactly because the technological advances of the last 25 years now permit more graphic displays of horrific imaginings and computer enhancements that can render the invisible world visible.
Strategically, the new Amityville never intended to go for the subtler, implied horror of the original; this one would be all about scaring the pants off viewers.
And in this, the movie generally succeeds as sudden scares and flashes of yucky imagery cause audience members to yelp aloud as if on cue. The most irritating aspect of the new movie, however, has nothing to do with comparisons but rather with some of the inherent illogic of the story. Images seem to be grafted into the film that have little to do with the actual story. The chills are satisfyingly creepy.
The gory special effects are lavish and effective. And the wooden house itself is a sinister architectural pleasure.