The Amityville Horror is a American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas and starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George and Philip Baker Hall. Written by Scott Kosar, it is based on the novel The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson and is a remake of the 1979 film from the same name. It is the ninth film in the Amityville Horror film series, which documents the experiences of the Lutz family after they move into a house at 112 Ocean Avenue, Long Island. In 1974, real-life mass murderer Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York.
The film was released in the United States on April 15, 2005, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Dimension Films. The film received negative reviews from critics, with many feeling it didn’t deliver anything new and calling it derivative to the original film. It grossed $108 million on a $19 million budget.
In November 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family at their house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York. He claimed that he was persuaded to kill them by voices he heard in the house.
One year later, married couple George and Kathy Lutz move into the house along with Kathy’s three children from a previous marriage, Billy, Michael, and Chelsea. The family soon begins experiencing paranormal events in the house. Chelsea claims that she has befriended a girl named Jodie, a name belonging to one of the murdered DeFeo children.
Director: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Scott Kosar (screenplay), Jay Anson (novel), Sandor Stern (earlier screenplay), George Lutz (material), Kathy Lutz (material) (as Kathleen Lutz)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jesse James, Jimmy Bennett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachel Nichols, Philip Baker Hall
|Ryan Reynolds||…||George Lutz|
|Melissa George||…||Kathy Lutz|
|Jesse James||…||Billy Lutz|
|Jimmy Bennett||…||Michael Lutz|
|Chloë Grace Moretz||…||Chelsea Lutz|
|Philip Baker Hall||…||Father Callaway|
|Isabel Conner||…||Jodie Defeo|
|Brendan Donaldson||…||Ronald Defeo|
|Rich Komenich||…||Chief of Police|
|David Gee||…||ER Doctor|
|Danny McCarthy||…||Officer Greguski|
|Lenore Thomas Douglas||…||Nurse Fuller (uncredited)|
|Marie Joelyn||…||Store Patron (uncredited)|
|Dorian Kingi||…||Scary Leashed Indian (uncredited)|
|Alan Koeppen||…||Paramedic (uncredited)|
|Ryan Kross||…||Restaurant patron (uncredited)|
|Sam Raysby||…||New York State Trooper (uncredited)|
|Jenny Strubin||…||Grocery Cashier (uncredited)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia