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The Amityville Horror (2005)
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02.27.09

The Amityville Horror (2005) On November 14th, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to the DeFeo residence, where they made a grisly discovery- 6 bodies, the entire DeFeo family, all slaughtered with a .35 caliber as they slept calmly in their beds. Ronald DeFeo confessed to methodically murdering his parents and four siblings, and claimed it was the "voices" that told him to do it. One year later, on November 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children moved into the house, thinking it was going to be their dream home. Especially if their dreams were nightmares. The Lutz family only lasted twenty eight days in their home after they were terrorized by a demonic force that drove them away. Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most horrifying haunted house stories ever told - because it actually happened.

Movie Tagline:
Based on the true story.

Title: Amityville Horror, The
Release Date: April 07, 2005
Runtime: 90 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use. (edited for re-rating)

Director(s):
Andrew Douglas

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds ...George Lutz
Melissa George ...Kathy Lutz
Jesse James ...Billy Lutz
Jimmy Bennett ...Michael Lutz
Chloe Moretz ...Chelsea Lutz (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
Rachel Nichols ...Lisa
Philip Baker Hall ...Father Callaway
Isabel Conner ...Jodie Defeo
Brendan Donaldson ...Ronald Defeo
Annabel Armour ...Realtor
Rich Komenich ...Chief of Police
David Gee ...ER Doctor
Danny McCarthy ...Officer Greguski
Nancy Lollar ...Librarian
Jose Taitano ...Stitch
Dorian Kingi ...Scary Leashed Indian
Marie Lynn ...Store patron
Jenny Strubin ...Grocery Cashier
Lenore Thomas ...Nurse Fuller

Producer(s):
Michael Bay
Matthew Cohan
David Crockett
Randall Emmett
Ted Field
Andrew Form
Bradley Fuller
George Furla
Paul Mason
Stefan Sonnenfeld
Steve Whitney

Writer(s):
Scott Kosar
Jay Anson
Sandor Stern
George Lutz
Kathy Lutz

Composer(s):
Steve Jablonsky




Trailer(s):
The Amityville Horror Horror Film Trailer 1
The Amityville Horror Horror Film Trailer 2

More Movie Taglines:
  • Based on the true story.
  • What happened over the next 28 days has never been explained.
  • Katch 'em, kill 'em
Movie Quote(s):
  • George Lutz: Houses don't kill people. People kill people.
  • Billy Lutz: [after tasting George's scrambled eggs] This sucks! George Lutz: You're not kiddin'.
  • Father Callaway: Your house frightens me, Mrs. Lutz.
  • Kathy Lutz: Nobody's dying today.
  • Lisa: It's kinda gross that you guys still sleep in here. Actually, it's fucking sick.
Movie Trivia:
  • While the reproduction of the Amityville House's famous exterior was constructed in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, many of the interiors were built on a temporary sound stage in an empty building located in a corporate park in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The production company took out building permits in the village of Silver Lake, Wisconsin (in Kenosha County) and spent about $60,000 to adapt the historic Rustman House summer estate on the south shore of Silver Lake at Kenosha County Highways F and SA for its cinematic debut. (The Rustman fortune was earned in the Jefferson Ice company of Chicago in the harvesting and storage of ice from the wintertime lakes of Kenosha County and elsewhere, and shipping it to hotels for summertime usage and cooling before the advent of refrigeration.) The Rustman Estate consists of the "big" house. a smaller guest cottage, several farm buildings, two workers' cottages, a boathouse, a one-lane bowling alley, and wide pastures, garden plots and wooded areas. The porch on the house itself faces west and winds three-quarters of the way around the first floor. Inside there is a smallish kitchen but a dining room that seats 18-20 guests, a large living room, billiard room, butler's pantry, billiard room, and separate two-room maid's quarters. On the grand staircase was a stained-glass window (now removed) featuring an Eve-like maiden offering the viewer and apple. Upstairs, a vast master suite has been created from some of the original five upstairs bedrooms, each with its own marble sink. The third floor is the attic with a turret room high above Silver Lake where Mrs. Rustman would sit and watch the ice-cutters. The Rustman House awaits its next occupants as it has been unoccupied for several years and remains protected by a chain-link fence and hidden security devices.
  • This was the last picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released as an independent company. On 8 April 2005, the studio was acquired by several companies, including Sony, in the middle of the promotion for this movie. Several other films, including Into the Blue (2005) and The Pink Panther (2006), were already produced and set for release by MGM at the time of the buyout, and were later released by Sony Pictures.
  • This movie was not screened for the critics.
  • Ryan Reynolds chose not to become close with his "movie" children. He wasn't mean or rude to them, just very distant. So distant in fact that the children often confided to those on the set that "Ryan doesn't like us!" Ryan said that he didn't want to "fall in love" with the kids. Ryan did this so that when "George" started changing, he'd have no trouble easing into the verbal and physical abuse.
  • Ryan Reynolds wore special contact lenses in many scenes to make his eyes seem black with just a white ring around them.
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