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I've been threatening to do this for a while now and I suppose it is time. Despite me swearing that I'd never force myself to sit th...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Featured Post - Amityville marathon

I've been threatening to do this for a while now and I suppose it is time. Despite me swearing that I'd never force myself to sit thru another marathon. The Witchcraft and Camp Blood movies were miserable. But then I realized that they have made a ton of Amityville movies... mostly because you can't trademark the name of a town. 

So how bad could this be? That was a silly question to ask because I didn't realize the volume (almost fifty movies as of the writing of this!) and the familiar directors who would show up. But I've already started so I guess I can't tap out now. Plus I roped my friends from the Bloodbaths and Boomstick's podcast to do it with me. Damn it...

You may notice that the list is kicking off with part four and that the remake isn't included. I'll get around to the first three as well as Ryan Reynold's take on the most famous of haunted houses. I also want to let everyone know that I'm aware that the original story that was supposedly real is completely fake. With that out of the way I might as well jump in. 



Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes (1989) - This stinker has an excellent cast with Jane Wyman and Patty Duke Astin starring as a mother and daughter with a strained relationship. This isn't helped when an evil lamp is purchased from "the house" and sent to them as a joke. Turns out it isn't very funny. 


The Amityville Curse (1990)
- What can I say about this entry? Well I suppose the biggest takeaway is that it is a bait and switch. Come expecting a ghost or maybe demonic possession story and leave with a mediocre tale of a killer with daddy issues. Meh...


Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)
- I guess if we have a lamp then a clock can also "contain" the evil of the Amityville house. This one has a great cast that is totally wasted on this mess of a movie. It also leans heavily on a narrative trick that I hate. Click above to see the entire review. 

Amityville: A New Generation (1993) - So far we have had a haunted lamp and a haunted clock. Why not a haunted mirror that makes it's way to the west coast to bring the evil to an artists commune. Actually I'm sort of okay with the ghosts killing these hipsters. Still not a good movie. 


Amityville Dollhouse (1996) - Let us run thru the list again. We have had a lamp, clock, and mirror. Is it that big of a stretch to see a dollhouse made in the image of that "famous" haunted house also being possessed by evil? Despite being terribly cheesy or maybe because of it I didn't hate this one. 


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