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‘The Amityville Horror’ Possesses Moviegoers

Platinum Dunes’ second remake following The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the classic Amityville Horror (review #1, #2, #3), scared the hell out of audiences this weekend pulling in an estimated $23.3 million and taking the #1 spot from Sahara. Chainsaw opened at $28 mil and ended with a $80 mil domestic gross. Horror is king and Hollywood better not forget it! A 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.

Source: Variety