Reviews and Problems with The Amityville Horror Trilogy
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Amityville Horror Trilogy, The
1 October 2013
Excerpt: For many people, ghost stories were their first introduction to horror. Their appeal is universal and cross-cultural. And at least part of the reason is that ghosts don’t tend to bother you out in public, surrounded by people. Ghosts are territorial and they’ll only come after you if you invade their turf. Trouble is, their turf is usually now your turf.
Summary: Note : The scores above are averages of the three films put together. See the individual reviews (linked below) for scores on each release. Does it ultimately even matter if 112 Ocean Avenue in the town of Amityville on Long Island was really haunted, as its residents, the Lutz Family, insisted? After all, doesn't that oft-quoted adage go something like "perception is reality"?
Conclusion: The big reason to pick up this release is Amityville II: The Possession . It’s a grisly little horror film and the treatment it’s been given here with presentation and bonus material is a fantastic combination. While I’m not a big fan of the first film, it is something to have in your horror collection and is an “ok” but largely mediocre film. But it has its fans, legacy and following, so it may be a bigger catch for most.
Excerpt: Our reviews of The Amityville Horror (1979) (Blu-ray) (published October 20th, 2008), The Amityville Horror (2005) (published October 4th, 2005), The Amityville Horror (2005) (Blu-ray) (published October 1st, 2010), and The Amityville Horror Collection (published April 11th, 2005) are also available.
Conclusion: The Amityville Horror Trilogy offers up the first three movies in the series in pretty decent shape, with good quality lossless audio 2.0 tracks and so-so surround remixes, and with a pretty solid array of extra features. The movies themselves aren't the â€˜be all, end all' in grueling horror but they're plenty entertaining just the same and fans of the Amityville franchise should appreciate both the supplements and the upgrade in quality from past releases. Recommended.
Conclusion: The original theatrical trilogy to 'The Amityville Horror' franchise comes with more amusing memories than it does genuine scares. Although this is somewhat disappointing, especially with the first movie not being as scary as once thought, the nostalgia all three films elicit is enough for them to still be enjoyed. The sequel/prequel has arguably aged best, but they each come attached with their own set of memories.