|release date||April 15 2005|
|starring||Jimmy Bennett, Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Chloe Grace Moretz, Philip Baker Hall, Jesse James and Chloe Moretz|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA remake of the "The Amityville Horror" which was based on the Jay Anson book. It purported that the residents of a tree-lined home in a Long Island suburb were terrorized by a haunted house. The home had been inhabited previously by a disturbed young man who murdered his family.
Hovering somewhere between amusing and entirely unnecessary, the new remake of “The Amityville Horror” is not the absolute disaster it could have been, but it leaves you wondering exactly what the point of the entire exercise was: if the idea was to tie up the loose ends of the original story by planting a goofy-looking Scooby-Doo villain in the basement, then hooray – mission accomplished. If the intent was to provide the public with an encyclopedic knowledge of Ryan Reynolds’s chest-hair pattern, well done. But at this stage of the game, trying to find the point behind a studio horror remake is like pushing a rope, so I’ll let it lie; given the familiarity of the source material and the recent boom in the spooky-old-house genre, I was surprised to find myself mildly amused by the trials and travails of our sexy new stand-ins for the Lutz family. …Read More