The Amityville Horror (1979) – Movie review by Lori
I got this movie from Netflix and put off watching it for a while. First I put it off cause we moved and someone packed it. We were living in an apartment and I looked forward to seeing it. I had seen two other versions but I heard this one was the best. But, then we moved into a farm house and it took on a new form of freakiness for me. Too much to possibly relate to I guess.
I finally stuck the DVD in the player and began watching it. It was better than the other Amityville Horrors from the very start. The movie plays out day by day till the last day, day 28. It was very suspenseful and the kind of film that is hard to get out of you head.
As usual, I had to pause the movie several times to take care of the kids. Finally I had to quite watching the movie to take care of things. I paused it near the last big scene.
The movie makes you think you’re gonna see or hear odd things. I got a kick out of being a bit on edge and it didn’t help that one of the kids thought they heard things the next night even though they didn’t see the movie and didn’t know about it. I pondered wither I wanted to finish watching it or not. After my circumstances changed from apartment living to farm house living, it seemed perfectly normal to find the setting of the movie to close to home.
I finally decided that I don’t like to be afraid of stuff so I would finish watching the movie and get over it. You know, one of those “run to the roar” things. So I put the movie back on, found the last scene and began watching it expecting it to be really freaky.
The scene began with words saying “last day” instead of 28. It showed the house in the dark of night illuminated by flashes of lightning in the downpour. I won’t go on but when the walls and stairs started seeping blood it totally lost its scare tactic for me. The old ridicules horror movies came into play and it was just plum silliness to me from that point on. During the most intense part the musical score had an upbeat to it that made me want to bob my head. Then the violins started in adding to the corny flavor. They were pretty violins, mind you, but not scary.
And then, the movie was over.
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