Horror movies, reviews and more at buried.com
Horror movies, reviews and more at buried.com
Horror movies, reviews and more at buried.com
Horror movies, reviews and more at buried.com
Horror movies, reviews and more at buried.com
Horror Movie Reviews | Horror Fiction Reviews | Horror Interviews | Horror Editorials | Horror Movies Database
10.20.2017
Amityville Horror, The (1979) Blu-Ray
Movie Review by Herr Doktor
11.17.10

Amityville Horror, The (1979) The DeFeo/Lutz demonic ghost fiasco comes to life with a new facelift, and much improved soundtracks in this Blu-ray re-release. Based on Jay Anson's Amityville Horror, this movie made ghost stories cool again back in the late 70's. Rod Stiger, Margot Kidder, and James Brolin as George Lutz do a decent job as the a haunted family, and their priest who takes a royal beating from the spirits in question. Get Out indeed!!!

There are a few goodies here as I noticed a new "Jodi" scene in the form of the giant pig, as well as boasting a nice upgraded picture and sound. The outdoor scenes here really shine as Autumn comes to life without warning of the tribulations yet to come. Blacks and deeper tones like the bar scene, and black tar scenes really bring out a 1080p televisions ability to make older titles such as this come alive once again.

Video: 3 out of 5

The Amityville Horror is about 30 years old believe it or not, and while not given the attention that John Carpenter's Halloween; still manages to entertain. Some scenes are not a great upgrade from the DVD release, while some scenes will surprise you and remind you "Hey, this really is high def!"

It's obvious they worked on this film, and even added a brief scene, but it could have been better concerning the sales this film has earned over the years, and spawned (5?) sequels.

Audio: 3 out of 5

This film has never sounded better. While the rear channels are hardly given a workout, the lossless soundtrack gives you everything that was meant to be heard. The flies buzzing when the spirit confronts the Priest sound great leading up to the Get Out scene. Very Nasty!

Overall: 3 out of 5

Not a bad way to spend a few hours. The Amityville Horror was reality television 70's style, and fans ate it up. Soon afterwards came the sequels. Is it a must own like The Exorcist, or Halloween? No. But fans of the film we be pleased. Enjoy!

Visit Herr Doktor's forum of Madness and Blu-Ray horror or Visit Herr Doktor's Facebook page to discuss Blu-Ray Horror Movies!
» Search Database for Amityville Horror, The (1979)

Seen it? Rate it
Rating: 8.6 out of 10.0 - 5 votes cast total
buy on dvd  |  buy poster del.icio.us  |  digg  |  reddit
Enter your zipcode for movie listings:



» BACK TO HORROR MOVIES LIST
buy horror movie poster from allposters buy horror movie from amazon.com


HORROR & SCI-FI MOVIE REVIEWS
4879 total
Movie Review Search:


HORROR & SCI-FI MOVIE REVIEW CATEGORIES
Horror Movies A
Horror Movies B
Horror Movies C
Horror Movies D
Horror Movies E
Horror Movies F
Horror Movies G
Horror Movies H
Horror Movies I
Horror Movies J
Horror Movies K
Horror Movies L
Horror Movies M
Horror Movies N
Horror Movies O
Horror Movies P
Horror Movies Q
Horror Movies R
Horror Movies S
Horror Movies T
Horror Movies U
Horror Movies V
Horror Movies W
Horror Movies X
Horror Movies Y
Horror Movies Z
Horror Movies #
Movie Reviews by Year:
Reviews By:
Recent Horror Movie & Sci-Fi Movie Reviews
Blu-Ray Horror Movie Reviews - Blu-Ray Times with Herr Doktor
Horror.net
Horror Search Engine and Directory
Buried.com
Horror movies horror fiction and more
Samhain
Halloween Search Engine and Directory
Haunted Houses
Directory of Haunted Houses & Attractions
Horror Movies
Horror Movies and Sci-Fi Movies Database
Scream Queens
The Hottest Actresses In Horror Movies
Crypt Crawl
Horror and Halloween Directory
First Fright
Horror Press Releases & Horror News
FrightMaster
Your Horror Guide and Shopping
Buried.com | Everything That Is Horror | Part of the Horror.net Horror Network | Horror Movies, Horror Movie Reviews, Horror Fiction Reviews, Horror Interviews
Copyright © 1998- Horror.net :: The Web's Deadliest Horror Network. Property of GlassPlanet Design. Web Hosting by GlassPlanet Hosting