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|
|Amityville||2015||Franck Khalfoun||Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala|
Producers and distributors
The films 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.
In April 2014, Dimension Films began principal photography for an Amityville Horror sequel, known simply by the working title Amityville, set for a January 2, 2015 release. Franck Khalfoun serves as director, with the screenply written by Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands, who also serve as producers alongside Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions. The film follows the story of a single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who moves her three children (Cameron Monaghan, Bella Thorne and McKenna Grace) into the Amityville house where they soon begin to learn of its dark history. Additional cast members include Thomas Mann and Taylor Spreitler.
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).
- Brad Miska (March 23, 2014). "Exclusive: First 'Amityville' Casting News; Director Confirmed!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
- Jeff Sneider (March 23, 2014). "Disney Channel Star Bella Thorne Set for New ‘Amityville’ Horror Movie (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
- Jeff Sneider (March 27, 2014). "‘Shameless’ Star Cameron Monaghan to Join Bella Thorne in ‘Amityville’ (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
- Brad Miska (April 3, 2014). "'Amityville' Haunts Daughter (Exclusive)". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- Steve Barton (April 4, 2014). "Exclusive: Thomas Mann and Taylor Spreitler Check Into the Amityville House". Dread Central. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
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