The Amityville Horror (2005)

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Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.


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23 May 2009 | Quebec_Dragon
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| Solid horror remake that could have been creepier
I never saw the original so cannot compare them. However, I thought this was a solid horror film with a few good jump scares and a few inspired original sequences. The haunted house could have been creepier for me and didn't feel very atmospheric. A pet peeve of mine present here is how relatively intelligent people in horror movies do what they're told by supernatural agencies just because they're told to do so. Regarding performances, the mother was quite warm and believable. Ryan Reynolds the lead did pretty good for one of his first dramatic roles but unfortunately his sculpted perfect shaved physique detracted from the performance. I don't expect a building contractor to look like a male model or olympic swimming athlete. The kids were OK except the youngest one who seemed a bit fake like in those TV commercials. It's worth a rental, probably not buying unless it's cheap.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,507,007 17 April 2005

Gross USA:

$65,233,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,516,369

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