Release Date: July 27th, 1979.
Written by: Sandor Stern and Jay Anson.
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg.
Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, and Don Stroud.
We're perfectly willing to call this 1979 Haunted House flick a classic, despite the fact that it's far from perfect, because along with other Genre efforts like The Exorcist, Halloween, Alien, TCM, and Dawn of the Dead, The Amityville Horror is an iconic part of 70's Horror. An imperfect one, but one none the less.
|*This review is a re-do of one we did back in 2008. It needed an update.|
|"MASS MURDER? WE'LL TAKE IT!"|
|I SURE WOULDN'T AXE HIM WHAT'S WRONG. ZING!|
|THIS LOOKS PERFECTLY NORMAL, SO WHY LEAVE THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY?|
|THE 70'S... WHEN A MAN'S HAIR MEANT SOMETHING.|
Haunted House flicks don't come much more effective than this.
|EASY, MARGOT. YOU'RE OVER-ACTING.|
|HE SHOULD HAVE BLESSED THE HOUSE FROM THE OUTSIDE.|
|THIS IS ONE GUY YOU DON'T WANT TO CROSS. ZING!|
|WAS IT ULCERATIVE COLITIS?|
|WHAT'S WITH THE FLOWER?|
|GHOST OR JAMES BROLIN... ONE OF THEM WILL TRY TO KILL YOU.|
The Amityville Horror is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Margot Kidder was pretty hot. True story.