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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
USA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Phillip Baker Hall, Isabel Conner, Brendan Donaldson, Annabel Armour, Rich Komenich, David Gee, Danny McCarthy, Nancy Lollar, Jose Taitano
Director: Andrew Douglas
USA & UK: 89 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, horror and violence
USA Release Date: 15 April 2005
UK Release Date: 15 April 2005
On November 13, 1974, Suffolk County Police received a frantic phone call that led them to 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. Inside the large Dutch Colonial house, they discovered a horrific crime scene that shattered the landscape of the typically peaceful community: an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., confessed to methodically shooting his parents and four siblings with a rifle while they slept, claiming "voices" in the house drove him to commit the grisly murders.
One year later, George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George) and their children moved into the house thinking they'd found their dream home. But shortly after settling in, bizarre and unexplainable events began to occur - nightmarish visions and haunting voices from an evil presence still lurking within the house.
Confused and frightened by her daughter Chelsea's cryptic interaction with an imaginary friend named Jodie, Kathy struggles to hold her family together as George's increasingly strange behavior finds him spending days and nights in the basement of the house, where he soon discovers a passageway to a mysterious and gruesome "Red Room." With lucid visions and evil voices swirling through George's head, the house comes alive in a terrifying climax that finds him carrying out the spine-chilling events that would become forever known as The Amityville Horror.
Based on the true story of George and Kathy Lutz, The Amityville Horror remains one of the most terrifying stories ever because of one small fact - it actually happened. 28 days after moving in, the Lutz family abandoned the residence, lucky to escape with their lives. Now 30 years after the shocking events that inspired a best selling novel and one of the most popular horror films of all time, come revisit the house that started it all: The Amityville Horror.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Dimension Films present THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, a Platinum Dunes production in association with Radar Pictures starring Ryan Reynolds (BLADE: TRINITY, VAN WILDER), Melissa George (ALIAS, MULHOLLAND DRIVE), and Philip Baker Hall (BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA). Directed by Andrew Douglas from a screenplay by Scott Kosar, based upon a screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on the book by Jay Anson and based in part on material supplied by George and Kathleen Lutz, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR was produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, with executive producers Ted Field and David Crockett.