The Amityville Horror (2005) Synopsis
In this remake of the 1979 classic, a family moves into a haunted New York home.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This remake stays close to the eponymous 1979 horror movie it's based on, except for being precisely 10,000 times scarier.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Shorter and punchier but nearly as hokey as the original.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Why remake a horror film if you can't make it scarier?
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The good news is the updated version is scarier than the original, thanks to snazzier special effects, a shorter running time, moody...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The truly shocking thing about the new version is that it's not bloody awful.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
With his beard and '70s clothes, Reynolds looks like Val Kilmer playing Jim Morrison. Before things go precipitously south, he gives an...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Extraordinarily faithful to the spirit of that creaky, derivative, fly-infested, don't-go-in-the-attic boofest.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The latest cannibalization of a popular older horror film.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Result? It's not scary, just busy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In this Amityville, the performances are bad, the special effects ho-hum, and it's not even particularly scary.
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By ChimeraVirus

A good remake

By bass4hw
I am not usually a big fan of remakes, however this one is pretty good. Pretty good acting, some suspense and I was actaully surprised at the minimal use of gore. See it. 6 out of 10...


By foxyjo123
This movie is soo excellent! I want to buy it. THis whole movie totally freaked me out, and it takes a-lot to scare me. If you want to get a scary movie get this one!...

The Amityville Horror

By BerriesR444
Well, it wasn't what I expected. Most of the pop-outs do not scare you, but ONLY READ PAST IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE, the part where they had you know had sex, when the little girl popped out kinda...


By whit_marla18
A great movie it just horror movies now a days are just not what they used to be.......

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By SilentHill
Very good remake.... I love horror movies and this one is awesome....

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Rated R | For violence and terror, sexuality, language and brief drug use