The Amityville Horror is a Great 70s Horror Movie with Evil Spirits and Freaky Insanity.
The Amityville Horror is supposed to be based on a true story. We question whether this is indeed the case, but that doesn’t detract from the value of this 70s horror movie classic.
Review written by The Zombie Master, Lee Roberts
September 16, 2006
Written by: Jay Anson (Book), Sandor Stern (Screenplay)
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Margot Kidder as Kathy Lutz
Rod Steiger as Father Delaney
From my youth I have always loved a good ghost story. It is the eerie feeling you get when hearing about a threat that is intangible. Add the possibility that the story is true and you have a real nail biter on your hands.
The Amityville Horror starts with George (James Brolin) and Kathy (Margot Kidder) Lutz, newlyweds in search of a house where they can raise there family. Lucky for them, there is a large, beautiful house that sets right on the shore in Amityville, New York. Even better, this house is available at an impossibly cheap price. Of course they purchase the house and move in.
Why is the house so cheap? It seems that a year earlier a young man named Ronald DeFeo brutally murders his entire family while they slept for a reason that detectives cannot discover.