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The Amityville Horror Details

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"For God's sake, GET OUT!" was the ad campaign for the 1979 shocker The Amityville Horror. The film was based on the allegedly true story of the luckless Lutz family, who move lock, stock, and barrel into a new home, only to find that it is possessed by the demonic spirits of its previous owners. Variations of the Seven Deadly Plagues emanate from virtually every household fixture, while other forms of otherworldly mischief are suffered by the Lutz children. Enter kindly Father Delaney ([[Performer~P67882~Rod Steiger~rodsteiger]]), who does his utmost to exorcise the house. The Amityville Horror was frequently greeted with laughs from its first-run audiences, especially after it was discovered that the "actual" events depicted in the film (based on a book by [[Performer~P315409~Jay Anson~jayanson]]) were complete fabrications. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 27, 1979

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lalo Schifrin Best Original Score 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lalo Schifrin Best Original Score 1979 Nominee

Cast

James Brolin
as George Lutz
Margot Kidder
as Kathleen Lutz
Rod Steiger
as Father Delaney
Don Stroud
as Father Bolen
Murray Hamilton
as Father Ryan
Natasha Ryan
as Amy
K.C. Martel
as Greg
Helen Shaver
as Carolyn
Meeno Peluce
as Matt
Michael Sacks
as Jeff
Val Avery
as Sgt. Gionfriddo
Amy Wright
as Jackie
John Larch
as Father Nuncio
Peter Maloney
as Newspaper Clerk
Carmine Foresta
as Cop at the House
Eddie Barth
as Agucci
Elsa Raven
as Mrs. Townsend
Hank Garrett
as Bartender
James Tolkan
as Coroner
Marc Vahanian
as Jimmy
Baxter Harris
as Cop #2 at the House

Crew

Stuart Rosenberg
Director
Elliott Geisinger
Producer
Ronald Saland
Producer
Sandor Stern
Screenwriter
Jay Anson
Book Author
Fred Koenekamp
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Brown
Editor
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer
Cynthia Bales
Costume Designer
William Cruse
Special Effects
Jere Henshaw
Executive in Charge of Production
Stanley Frazen
Associate Editor
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