First of three tall tales spun out of Jay Anson's supposedly factually-based bestseller. Family moves into reputedly haunted Long Island house: cue for bad smells, slamming doors, and a horrible sense of déjà vu as the movie churns out numerous post-Exorcist clichés. Tautly directed, but the thin material, and a dreadfully hammy priest from Steiger, effectively wreck what little suspense remains.
The Amityville Horror
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