The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

A family are terrorised by sinister forces lurking within their new house in this supernatural horror with an all-star cast featuring James Brolin and Margot Kidder. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence.

1979Rating: R16, Violence117 minsUSA
Horror

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The Amityville Horror (1979) / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The problem with "The Amityville Horror" is that, in a very real sense, there's nothing there. We watch two hours of people being frightened and dismayed, and we ask ourselves... what for?

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Its pacing is off, there are too many go-nowhere subplots, & it seems just to come to a clunking halt at the end [but] the film's lack of commitment to any single reading of its narrative architecture is precisely what makes it so uncanny.

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