Franchise Review: The Amityville Haunting

In disregard of the shocking DeFeo murders, an unsuspecting family moves into the infamous house on 112 Ocean Avenue. Now, ghostly apparitions start to appear in their video surveillance system.

Here we see someone try and put a new twist into the ongoing “Amityville” story.

What we get here is a modern take on the “Amityville” story, we have a found footage version, something I’m surprised didn’t happen anytime sooner if I’m honest. I actually thought that this could actually have some potential to it, unfortunately I was dead wrong.

From the beginning it’s clear that this is not the infamous Amityville house, despite the constant references from the film that it is. So you know straight away that things are not going to go well and you’re proven right over and over again as the film goes on, it’s a real shame.

I thought the idea of a found footage film set in the Amityville house would be awesome, this had a chance to thrust the “Amityville” story into the modern world and scare a new generation but instead it was severely wasted. What a waste and a ‘what could have been’.

The film is brought to us by the independent company ‘The Asylum’, a company not exactly known for its quality but for capitalising on other films by using similar film titles and scripts to lure in viewers. That should have have let me know straight away to avoid this film.

“The Amityville Haunting” is not worth it of carrying the name, just trust me and avoid at all costs.


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