The Amityville Horror (1979) requested by Michelle

George (James Brolin) and Kathy Lutz (Margot Kidder), a recently married couple, find the house of their dreams for a very reasonable price.  It is priced to move. Mostly because a year ago a man living there killed six of his family members because a voice in the house told him to.  They will not be put off by that; they’ll take it!  They movie in, along with Kathy’s three young kids, and all seems well.  A priest comes over to bless the house and gets locked in a room full of flies, and then a voice tells him to get out, so he splits without the family ever knowing what happened.  Each day they are there, more and more odd things happen: a babysitter gets locked in a closet without a lock on it, the house starts stealing money and now George can’t get it up!  In addition to the strange goings on, George is becoming increasingly violent and distant with his family.  Kathy has visions of George murdering her kids and completely looses her shit on more than one occasion.  She tries to persuade George to leave, but he’ll be damned if a haunted house is going to get the better of him; that is until the walls begin to bleed and he learns that the lot the house was built on was where crazy people were sent to die.  They escape the house never to return, after only having lived there for 28 days.

Alex’s Thoughts:   One of my favorites.  Great acting by both leads, and a great (if not slightly exaggerated) ‘true story’.  If you don’t hate yourself, just watch this one, nothing else with ‘Amityville’ in the title.  The re-make and the sequels cannot hold a candle to the original.  Any horror movie fan will love it, as well as any one out there with a weird Lois Lane fetish, since Margot Kidder is always wearing pig tails and there is a sex scene where you can totally see her boobs.  You guys are a bunch of fucking perverts. Alex rates This Movie 9/10

Tim’s Thoughts: This is one of the classic haunted house movies, not as good as The Innocents, still a pretty solid movie. The acting carries it despite some of the aged special effects, and it stars Margo Kidder while she’s still hot, so that’s pretty nice. In all seriousness AVOID any other Amityville movies, if you really need a fix, read the book or check out one of the many websites. It really enhances the movie experience. So what are you waiting for? Go Check this out. Right now! Tim Rates this Movie 9/10

“I’m not going anywhere. You’re the one that wanted a house. This is it, so just shut up!”

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