The Amityville Horror (film series)
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|The Amityville Horror||1979||Stuart Rosenberg||Sandor Stern|
|Amityville II: The Possession||1982||Damiano Damiani||Tommy Lee Wallace|
|Amityville 3-D: The Demon||1983||Richard Fleischer||William Wales|
|Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes||1989||Sandor Stern|
|The Amityville Curse||1990||Tom Berry||Michael Krueger, Doug Olson, Norvell Rose|
|Amityville 1992: It's About Time||1992||Tony Randel||Christopher DeFaria, Antonio Toro|
|Amityville: A New Generation||1993||John Murlowski|
|Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies||1996||Steve White||Joshua Michael Stern|
|The Amityville Horror||2005||Andrew Douglas||Scott Kosar|
|The Amityville Haunting||2011||Geoff Meed|
|The Amityville Asylum||2013||Andrew Jones|
A documentary trilogy entitled "Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders" released between December 2011 and the fall of 2013 examines, in detail, the forensics behind the DeFeo murders that originated the franchise. The Shattered series concludes that the Amityville Horror was an elaborate money-making fraud.
Producers and distributors
The rights to the 11 films, released from 1979 to most recently 2013, have at various times been owned by several different production and distribution companies internationally and in the United States. American International Pictures produced and released the original film, before Orion Pictures bought the rights to the film, as well as II and 3-D. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) now owns films one through 3-D, and released them in a box set in 2005. While 4 was a TV film broadcast on NBC, it has been released multiple times by independent distribution companies in recent years (one of which was Vidmark, who also released Curse; Vidmark is now owned by Lionsgate). It's About Time, A New Generation and Dollhouse have all been released by Republic Pictures. Finally, the 2005 remake's release was handled by MGM, Haunting was produced and distributed by The Asylum and The Amityville Asylum was produced by North Bank Entertainment and had various distributors in different worldwide territories.
The 1984 British film Bloodbath at the House of Death is largely a spoof of the 1979 film.
In The Simpsons' first Halloween special, "Treehouse of Horror", the family experiences paranormal activity in their new home, which was the site of a mass murder and was built on an Indian burial ground.
Scary Movie 2 parodies the scene in which the priest blessing the house is attacked by flies.
None of the films are direct sequels to each other, and parts I, II and IV are the only films based on books from the Amityville book series and establish references with each other. Amityville II is a prequel to the original 1979 film, which tells the story of the DeFeo family's mass murder (though they are named the Montelli family in the film).
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