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The Amityville Horror.


The movie remake is coming out this Friday.

Did anybody see the original movie or read the book?

Blackmore was rumored to be interested in buying the house around 1979 or 1980.

The whole thing has basically been determined a fraud.
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I´ve seen the original movie(from ´78 or ´79 I think) at least two times, and I´m proud enough to say that I haven´t seen any of the countless follow-ups, at least not longer than a few seconds before changing the programme in disgust.
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The original film is great IMHO, I saw it back in '79 and it scared me silly. It's being unfairly trashed IMO, most often the simplest of cinematic tricks work the best. I never cared much for the sequels, the original is the biz. And BTW, I believe in ghosts. emoticon

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The original film was scary when I was kid, but afterwards it's a bit silly. That goes for double for the sequals.

I think The Exorcist and The Omen were much better 70s horror films.

The only horror film I still find to have scenes that don't frighten me but give me goosebumps is the Shining (which was released just a year or so later than Amityville).

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Saw the remake last night. Good fun on the big screen, with a couple of genuine jumpy moments.

I think it will be pretty crappy on the telly though.

Enjoyable fare. Worth seeing if you're in the mood for a non-taxing, horror romp.

Didn't realise that lass from Home & Away is in it.

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 For me, it's the simple fact that once the whole mess was exposed as a hoax perpetrated by the house's owner - whom I believe was the one who confessed to concocting the whole scam - in order to generate publicity and thus drive up the resale value of the house, the sheer gall to advertize another of Hollywood's - in this particular case - totally, completely useless remakes as 'based on true events' is an insult to anyone who is in posession of an IQ number that exceeds their shoe size. With any sort of good fortune, I'll be able to go happily to my death being able to proudly say I never viewed even one macrosecond of the "Amityville Drivel" franchise.
 This movie receives an unhesitating 5 "pukes" review from [sign in to see URL], diatribe over. Sorry for the interruption. emoticon

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 For me, it's the simple fact that once the whole mess was exposed as a hoax perpetrated by the house's owner - whom I believe was the one who confessed to concocting the whole scam - in order to generate publicity and thus drive up the resale value of the house, the sheer gall to advertize another of Hollywood's - in this particular case - totally, completely useless remakes as 'based on true events' is an insult to anyone who is in posession of an IQ number that exceeds their shoe size. With any sort of good fortune, I'll be able to go happily to my death being able to proudly say I never viewed even one macrosecond of the "Amityville Drivel" franchise.
 This movie receives an unhesitating 5 "pukes" review from [sign in to see URL], diatribe over. Sorry for the interruption. emoticon



On the other hand, you don't have to take it too seriously, and can just enjoy a daft horror flick for what it is. emoticon

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On the other hand, you don't have to take it too seriously, and can just enjoy a daft horror flick for what it is. emoticon






emoticon Quite true, my square-panted colleague. emoticon
 Believe it or not, after posting that and reading it again earlier today, I was gonna put another post - which will turn out to be this one - letting everyone know that I certainly DIDN'T mean to imply that anyone who did/does enjoy this film simply for what it is - "a daft horror flick" ; good one, Rahul! emoticon - was/is in posession of an IQ that either matches or barely exceeds their shoe [sign in to see URL] apologize if anyone took my post to mean that. It wasn't my intention. emoticon

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[sign in to see URL] tried to find evidence of the hoax on the net and all I found were sites that had experts saying it wasn't a hoax. So what's the deal here? I for one would never move into any place like [sign in to see URL] the street from here is where 90 died in a Cerritos plane [sign in to see URL] drive home through there late at night from gigs, scary as all hell. All the homes are occupied also. That's sick.

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