Friday, May 6, 2005

Review – The Amityville Horror (2005)

This isn’t Detroit, it’s … well, Detroit might have been a scarier movie. This isn’t horror as much as it’s the Amityville Annoyance. The Lutzes and the sad tale of their possessed house might have made a much better production than this. The book at least had a little potential. Not much, but a little. Even the first movie was scarier. The script is terrible (great priest quote: “Mrs. Lutz, your house frightens me”). The acting is sub-par. But worst of all, the production relies almost entirely on the booga-booga shot for entertainment value. A couple of them sort of work, but for the most part they’re the cinematic equivalent of a handshake with a joy buzzer: as witless as they are unwelcome. Further, the end fell even flatter than the rest of the picture. See if desperate

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