The Amityville Horror

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.

Release details

Duration: 118 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Screenwriter: Sandor Stern
Cast: James Brolin
Margot Kidder
Rod Steiger
Don Stroud
Murray Hamilton
John Larch
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