A remake of the film by the same name from 1979, which was based on Jay Anson’s book about a supposedly “true” haunting, Amityville Horror begins in familiar territory by showing us Ronald DeFeo, Jr. (Brendan Donaldson) murdering his family. From there the film begins well as we see a young family, George and Kathy Lutz (Ryan Reynolds & Melissa George) buy the home even after they find out that a murder took place here.
From there the movie begins to move fast, too fast. It seems to begin to try and cram everything into the film in the middle and by the end I was so tired, I didn’t care what happened. The acting is very good, and the production is great, the home was exactly what I was thinking it would be like. Other than that I felt the direction was way to slammed together. Producer Michael Bay does the same thing in The Transformers, but he can get away with it in that film, not in a horror flick.
All in all the film was okay, and stayed true to form with the original 1979 film. B-