The Amityville Horror

Synopsis: 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. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the house's history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, "Houses don't have memories," but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very sick. 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 spirit is planning to possess George and then the children...
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Stuart Rosenberg
Production: American International Picture
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Jesus Christ!

It gets worse all the time!

Your job

doesn't get any better.

All shot in their beds,

execution style.

Only the mother

shot in the head.

What time you make it?

Give me a ballpark guess.

And that's pretty close.


How long

have you been waiting?

- Half an hour.

- Just a couple of minutes.

Over there,

that's the little gardening hut.

- You mean that's included?

- Sure.

It could be a guesthouse

with a little fixing up.

- A guesthouse?

- Sure.

Come on.

Right up here.

See how much property you have?

Isn't that lovely?

Be careful. Don't trip.

You'll see what a beauty this is.

There's nothing like it

on the market.

Not at this price.

- Come in.

- Thank you.

Impressive, isn't it?

I mean,

that's what I call charming.

- I'll show you the living room.

- Thank you.

That's a wood-burning fireplace.

It'll be nice on cold nights.

That's the sun porch.

Nice, isn't it?

- George, I don't think...

- Be cool.

- Would you like to see the kitchen?

- Yes, thank you.

This is the kitchen.

Nice and spacious, isn't it?

Really big.

Has all the original hardware,

and everything works.

This your first house?

We just got married.

Shall we look at the upstairs?

I like to refer to this as a fixer-upper

that can be fun.

We'll start with this.

This is an extra room.

This is the bathroom

connecting with the next bedroom.

This is the second bedroom.

There's a nice view

of the river from here.

If you're planning on a big family,

there are three full bedrooms.

We already have a family.

Two boys and a girl.

Great kids.

You are so bad.

- What?

- Cut it out.

Next is the master bedroom.

I love it.

There's just one more floor.

See anything you like...

we can include it in the price.

- Really?

- Sure.

This can be another bedroom...

or a playroom, whichever you prefer.

We'll wander around on our own again

now that we got the layout.

We can meet you downstairs.

How would that be?

I'll be in the kitchen.

Take your time.

We won't be long.

- What do you think?

- I love it.

Honey... $80,000?

I mean...

it might as well be $800,000.


The house is worth

$120,000 easy.

If I move my office into that cottage

out back, that'll save that rent.

And the boathouse...

means I won't have to shell out

for mooring charges,

which they're raising,

by the way.

You didn't tell me that.

There was nothing

to be done about it.

I just wish that...

all those people

hadn't died here.

A guy kills his whole family?

Doesn't that bother you?

Sure, but...

houses don't have memories.

I don't know.

I do. The house

wouldn't even be for sale,

and if it was,

we couldn't afford it

if we had...

tuna casseroles for a year.

You're gonna be very happy.

It's a wonderful house.

I'm sure they'll accept your offer.

Don't worry about a thing.

I'll handle the details.

Just go on

and get ready to move.

They're not getting

too close to the river?


Sounds like a regular daddy

I hear over there.

I might feel like one if that's what they

started calling me instead of George.

Which I admit is better than that

Mr. Lutz crap they were giving me.

What do you

want to do with this?

Put it in the living room

on that wall beside the bookshelf,

and the light will come through...

it'll look beautiful.

You got it.


Aw, sh*t. Come on.

I'm tired of

this damn sticky paper.

I wish I'd listened to my mother

and gotten the kind that you tack down.

Nobody likes a quitter.

But I got an idea.

Get a couple of beers

and go outside and play?

What are those monsters up to?


Anybody home?




Anybody home?


God's peace in this house.

Get out.

Get out!


Honey, dinner's ready.

- I'll get her.

- I've got her.

You and the boys start.

I'll take her upstairs

and put her to bed.

She wasn't outside!

Where was she?

Be getting in there

and eat your hot dogs.

- Hello?

- Hell...

Hello, Kathy?

Can you hear me?

Father Delaney.

There's something very import...

Hello? Hello?

- Who was that?

- On the phone?


Just a bunch of static,

a bad connection or something.

I think Ma Bell's

gone wacko again.

Probably discover it was a collect call

from Japan when the bill comes.

Did you make sure that

Amy's got her doll with her?

Yeah. She's sleeping with it.

You hungry, honey?

You don't want one of those charbroiled

hot dogs I did especially for you?

No, I'm not hungry.

Damn, it's cold in here.

It felt cold a bit earlier,

but I think I've warmed up now.

It says 72.

It feels like 32.

Do you know

what I think it is?

There's a draft that

comes up from the basement

through that door down there.

This house is supposed to be

well insulated.

They'll nickel-and-dime you

to death.


- Are you all right?

- Yeah.

- Did you hurt yourself?

- No.

Those stairs are tricky.

Come on.

I'll take you upstairs.

We'll check

this all out tomorrow.

I'm sorry, baby.

I didn't mean to scare you.

I look at you all the time.

I can't get used to you.

Who loves you?

I'm lucky.

- Come here.

- I just wanted to clean up first.

I love the way

you smell right now.

I love you.

I love you back.

You make me feel like a kid

in the back seat of a car.

I want us to work.

I want to be the best.

I don't want you

to have any regrets.

I love you, Kathy.

I want to go home.

Mommy, I want to go home.

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Sandor Stern

Sandor Stern (born July 13, 1936) is a Canadian writer, director and film producer best known for his horror films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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