The director of the film was obviously very interested in not making a film that came across as a remake but one that could stand on its own merits and not those of its previous incarnation. In truth, with all the negative reviews the original movie received, it's obvious that that film and its numerous sequels is merely famous for being famous. If they had left the Amityville name off of this one and just released it as some generic haunted house movie, then i wouldn't have so many issues with it. Can it stand on its own if its a Prequel, Sequel or Remake. Based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house which ends up in terror. The more effable problem is that relative newcomer director Andrew Douglas his previous effort was 2003's relatively little-known documentary Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus instructs cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister to shoot the film using way too much close framing. Big Amityville fans and big haunted house film fans will probably enjoy the film enough.
She very carefully ensures that none are anachronistic. The thing I liked best about this one is that everything makes sense. They decide to keep the house and attempt to keep the horror in the past, but are now haunted by a murderous presence. With the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective, George and Kathy face the fears of the house, but not knowing the forces are planning to possess George and then the children. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. The boy in the bathroom! Anyone frustrated with the typical horror style of the later 1990s and early 2000s may find this remake troublesome. It's just 89 minutes of very frightening ghosts popping up and some surprisingly appropriate acting.
The other thing to note is that the remake still claims to be based on a true story, which is partially true. Chelsea Chloe Grace Moretz starts seeing the ghost of the previous little girl who occupied the house, Billy Jesse James and Michael Jimmy Bennett see supernatural activity while also being blamed for the trouble it causes, and George begins to go mad, taking increasingly drastic steps to maintain order and discipline the children. Even though scriptwriter Scott Kosar disappointingly expressed a lack of enthusiasm for Anson's book and the original film, he reintroduces a number of elements from the book that work well, but which were left out of the original film. The previous owner had killed his entire family within 28 days of moving in, claiming there was a demonic presence in the home that drove him to do so. But on the other hand, he inexplicably changes core elements of the story, like the kind of being that Jody is. Most people have preconceived ideas about what a movie should be like when they go into it.
The film's content : Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before. There are instances of quickly changing film stocks and processing methods, and so on. But satanic forces in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. There are a number of extended techniques that have become somewhat cliched in recent years. The house itself is impressive, as it needs to be, and the overall style of the film is nicely atmospheric.
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A colonial era Long Island home that is within their price range has just come up for sale, and the two decide the place would be perfect to raise their children, all from Kathy's previous marriage. Little do they know that the house comes with loads of supernatural baggage. But to even associate it with anything Amityville-related just seems wrong to me, because they have completely screwed it up. I thought his quirky style was a perfect complement to the cast. In this particular version of the film it could be said that it was more accurate to the original book. The main reason I can think of is the house itself, which still manages to scare people. Even though Reynolds does a great job in his transformation as George Lutz and the acting is superb all around , there was a sense of buildup in the original that this remake is missing.
Also, I loved Ryan Reynolds in a scary movie. When you see the flick, you'll understand why he's upset. But it holds its own on its own merits. A year later, newlyweds George Ryan Reynolds and Kathy Lutz Melissa George , with three kids from her previous marriage in tow, buy the vacant house at a steal, although they hesitate a bit once they learn why it's so cheap. There's no cliffhangers or overly complicated mystery that never gets explained. Having read the book, this one is a little more true to the story and for that I applaud the film makers. The thing that most people seem to remember is the front of the house itself, which actually is scary looking.
I actually really enjoyed this remake and found myself more scared in this one than the original. One year later, on December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz along with their three children moved into the house, thinking it was going to be their dream house. I was also impressed with the production design by Jennifer Williams, which among other assets tends to have the period setting spot-on. Whether this is positive or not depends on your opinion of the original film, and just how highly you cherish originality for its own sake. In my view, there are two primary problems, with at least one a bit ineffable. It's not long before strange things start to happen with the new family as well.
It's hard to feel sympathetic for characters in a movie who have to stay in a stupid situation just because the script says so. The child actors all do okay, but they merely exist to be put in danger. I repeatedly felt the urge to take a couple steps back so I could better discern the action, the settings, the staging of scenes, and so on. Maybe the most surprising fact is that this version of Amityville Horror is so close, structurally, to the original. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick.