The Amityville Horror


1h 29m 2005

Brief Synopsis

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 methodologically 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 and Kathy Lutz 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amityville, Amityville Horror
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Adaptation
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Anthony Beaudoin; Bennett Pozil
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Wisconsin, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

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 methodologically 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 and Kathy Lutz 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.

Crew

Michael Ahasay

Special Effects Foreman

Steven Alessi

Key Rigging Grip

Robert Althoff

Sound Re-Recordist

Faires K Anderson

Steadicam Operator

Jay Anson

Source Material

Jay Appleberry

Special Effects Technician

Chad Atkinson

Special Effects Technician

Tommy Bacini

Stunt Player

Andy Rafael Barrios

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Bartkowicz

Sound Engineer

Roger Barton

Editor

Ken Bates

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Bay

Producer

Anthony Beaudoin

Production Insurance

Jeremy Beiermann

Assistant Production Coordinator

Judith A Bell

Rotoscope Animator

Elissa Bello

Rotoscope Animator

Howard Berger

Special Makeup Effects

Allison Bergstrand

Assistant

Jeff Biggers

Music Engineer

Senica Billingsley

Set Production Assistant

Kamar Bitar

Makeup Effects

Mark Boley

Hair

Adam Boor

Office Production Assistant

Kevin Bouchez

Digital Effects Artist

Cortland Boyd

Key Grip

Kevin P. Boyd

Video Assist/Playback

Brady Breen

Location Manager

Fernando Briones

Dolly Grip

Michael Broomberg

Foley Mixer

Kurt Bryant

Stunt Coordinator

Stacey Carino

Stunt Player

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Robert Carlson

Assistant Camera

Beth Casey

Animal Trainer

Bill Casey

Animal Trainer

Patrick Caulfield

Set Costumer

David J Chamerski

Special Effects Technician

Mike Chiado

Digital Effects

Brian Christensen

Stunt Player

Daniel Clancy

Set Decorator

Jack Clancy

Medic

Tim Clark

Matte Painter

Thomas Coe

Assistant Director

Matthew Cohan

Associate Producer

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Flor Collins

Camera Operator

Peter Collister

Director Of Photography

Patrick Connely

Plasterer

Jacquelyn Conrad

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brandon Criswell

Rotoscope Animator

David Crockett

Executive Producer

David Crockett

Unit Production Manager

Kevin Cross

Set Designer

Kevin Culhane

3-D Artist

Patrick Cunningham

Set Production Assistant

Brian Cuscino

Software Engineer

Elise Dagley

Extras Casting Assistant

Frank D Dambra

Painter

Laura Dash

Stunt Player

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunt Player

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Mike Deak

Special Effects Supervisor

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Mitch Devane

Sculptor

Mitch Devane

Painter

Amit Dhawal

Rotoscope Animator

Anthony Diaz

Special Effects Technician

Jeff Dieter

Greensman

Justin Ditter

Hair

Barbara E Doherty

Craft Service

Will Donavan

Score Recording

Rob Doolittle

On-Line Editor

Wileen Dragovan

Unit Production Manager

Shauna Duggins

Stunt Player

Clay Duncan

Music

Joli Eberhart

Assistant

Phillip Ellman

Greensman

Randall Emmett

Co-Executive Producer

Victor Ennis

Sound

Richard Epper

Stunt Player

Sean Andrew Faden

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Feldman

Visual Effects Producer

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Lisa Fields

Casting

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Leigh Folsom-boyd

Assistant Editor

Liam Ford

Software Engineer

Andrew Form

Producer

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Conductor

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Adam Frazier

Software Engineer

Rob Freitas

Modelmaker

Chris Freres

Rigging Grip

Brad Fuller

Producer

George Furla

Co-Executive Producer

Greg Gannett

Assistant Camera

Jake Garber

Visual Effects Supervisor

Pam Gauss

Graphic Designer

Ira Gerber

Office Production Assistant

Jonathan Gesinski

Storyboard Artist

Michael D. Gianneschi

Assistant Property Master

Hector Gika

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Stephanie Gilliam

Set Designer

Joe Gilmartin

Foreman

Chris Glomp

Lighting Technician

Roger Guyett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Matthew Hackett

Animator

Gary Happ

Foreman

Mark Harper

Stunt Coordinator

Nicholas Hasson

On-Line Editor

Steve Hawkins

Software Engineer

Miriam Hoffman

Seamstress Supervisor

Chris Hogan

Adr Supervisor

James Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

Grady Holder

Modelmaker

Tommy Hooper

Color Timer

Jimmy Hoysen

Score Recording

Jen Hutchinson

Accountant

Peter Iovino

Photography

Daniel S Irwin

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Steve Jablonsky

Music

Joni Jacobson

Digital Effects Artist

Kenneth L Johnson

Sound Effects Editor

Kimberly Jorgensen

Visual Effects Producer

Zachary Justman

Visual Effects Editor

Michael Kamper

Sound Effects Editor

Rosa Yang Kato

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Katz

Modelmaker

Shane D Kelly

Chief Lighting Technician

Joe Ken

Digital Effects Artist

William D Kennedy

Special Effects Foreman

Ashley Eden Kessler

Art Department Coordinator

Bradley Kettlety

Assistant

Steve Koch

Illustrator

Scott Kosar

Screenplay

Kara Krasnoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Derek Krout

Special Effects

Ellen Lampl

Graphic Designer

Bill Laverty

Engineer

Jackie Lee

Visual Effects Producer

James Lee

Rotoscope Animator

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

James Leonard

Modelmaker

Janet Lewin

Visual Effects Producer

Meagan Lewis

Casting Assistant

Gil Liberto

Special Effects Technician

Michael Lori

3-D Artist

Tom Lowell

Stunt Player

Katie Lynch

Visual Effects

Cornelia Magas

Rotoscope Animator

Jim Mammoser

Stunt Player

Dominic Mango

Hair Stylist

Bruce Manical

Score Recording

Helen Marchfield

Makeup

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Paul Mason

Co-Executive Producer

Mark E Matthys

Grip

J D Mccarthy

Greensman

Emma Mcguinness

Visual Effects Producer

Nathan Mcguinness

Visual Effects Supervisor

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Matt Mckinney

Production Assistant

Tracy Mcknight

Consultant

Brian Mcquery

Production Assistant

Peter Mercurio

Camera Operator

Ryan Meredith

Visual Effects

Alan Meyerson

Score Recording

Alan Meyerson

Music Scoring Mixer

Freddie Mikels

Painter

John J Mikels

Painter

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Matthew Miller

Casting Associate

Derek Milner

Color Timer

Bruce Mitchell

Special Effects Technician

Sebastien Moreau

Digital Effects Artist

Suzette Moriarty

Original Music

Clever Trevor Morris

Music

Steve Muangman

Digital Effects Artist

Bob Myers

Sound

Larry Nicholas

Stunt Player

Jon Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Greg Nicotero

Special Makeup Effects

Sara Nudelman

Office Production Assistant

Tom Osman

Foreman

Tyler Osman

Construction Coordinator

Suzi Ostos

Makeup

Jeremy Oswald

Assistant Director

Kelly Oxford

Supervising Sound Editor

Gina Panno

Costume Supervisor

Armand Paoletti

Transportation Co-Captain

Joseph Paoletti

Transportation Captain

Carl Paoli

Stunt Player

Mickie Paskal

Casting

Scott Patton

Painter

Scott Patton

Sculptor

Perri Pecora

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Pedegana

Post-Production Supervisor

Linda Perlin

Stunt Player

Craig Pinckes

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Amityville, Amityville Horror
MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Adaptation
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Anthony Beaudoin; Bennett Pozil
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; Wisconsin, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2005

Bob Weinstein landed rights and cooperation from George Lutz who actually lived in the house.

Remake of the MGM horror classic "The Amityville Horror" (USA/1979) produced by Ronald Saland and Elliot Geisinger and directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

Based on Jay Anson's novel "The Amityville Horror" published in 1977.

Feature directorial debut for Andrew Douglas.

MGM/Platinum Dunes and Dimension/Emmett/Furla merged their competing "Amityville Horror" projects after Dimension made an overall producing deal with Platinim Dunes.

Kodak film

Released in United States Spring April 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video September 27, 2005