R | | Horror
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
James Brolin said he didn't get a job for two years after doing this movie because of the cruelty of his character: however, he starred in Night of the Juggler (1980) a year later, High Risk (1981) the year after that and two made-for-TV movies in 1982.
Cop at the House:
Jesus Christ, it gets worse all the time.
When the bartender acts shocked at the resemblance of George to Ronald DeFeo, (the young man who killed his family in the house), he tells him that George is seated on the bar stool that DeFeo was sitting on, when he was arrested. Ronald DeFeo wasn't arrested in the bar, he was arrested in the police station, after he had confessed to the killings, after hours of interrogation.
This motion picture is based on the book "The Amityville Horror." Certain characters and events have been changed to heighten dramatic effect.
Original German version was cut by ca. 17 minutes. The 2005 DVD release contains the complete film but with a new dubbing.
$7,843,467 29 July 1979