What is your favorite Amityville Horror film? (UPDATED)

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What is your favorite Amityville Horror film?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2012.
  1. The Amityville Horror

    29 vote(s)
    36.3%
  2. Amityville II: The Possession

    37 vote(s)
    46.3%
  3. Amityville 3-D

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Amityville: The Evil Escapes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Amityville Curse

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Amityville 1992: It's About Time

    6 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. Amityville: A New Generation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Amityville: Dollhouse

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  9. The Amityville Horror (2005)

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. The Amityville Haunting

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Haven't seen any of 'em.

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    The last time we checked up on this storied franchise in poll format, the remake was just coming out (prepare to feel old in 5...4...3...2...1...SEVEN years ago, link here). This year also saw the release of a new found footage sequel THE AMITYVILLE HAUNTING. Also, later this year the Lutz documentary, MY AMITYVILLE HORROR, is slated to be released. With those developments let us look back on the franchise once more to see how it all shakes out in 2012.

    Also, there's a thread on sequel discussion currently active here.
     
  2. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    The Possession by far!

    It's the only good one, to be honest.
     
  3. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Amityville II: The Possession is the most effective.
     
  4. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Two is best! Then part 1, then 3, and as for the others I've only made it through Doll house which definitely is not as good as the first three, although not terrible. Sounds like It's About Time might give part 3 a run for it's money, but I doubt it.

    Edit - I take that back, I have seen It's About Time. It's seemingly better than the other late sequels, but not as good as Parts 1-3 imo. Fun to watch, but cheezy and poop acting.
     
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  5. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    The incestuous themes in the second one creep me the fuck out. First time I watched it, I felt like I needed to take a shower.
     
  6. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    I want to say 2 because of how underrated it is but I think the first is still my Fav.
     
  7. ronnie21

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    the one with sonny in it..
     
  8. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    Is Amityville Haunting really a part of the series? I thought it was just another Asylum rip off.
     
  9. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    The second one, of course. All of them are at least fun in one way or another...except for CURSE which is basically unwatchable.
     
  10. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    that one isnt even part of the series

    for me the original film i enjoyed the most but part 2 is a very close 2nd which is really a prequel!
     
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    Agreed. But it's really hard getting past the incest thing, which is truly disgusting. So it's a wash, incredibly creepy all round. If you could remove the incest bits you'd have a much better movie. I tried watching it in the dark early in the 90s (my Dad was still alive, so over 20 years ago!) and it scared the bejesus out of me!

    I really liked 3 also, lovely score. Takes me back, it was a good time. Friday night late horror films. Not that I stayed up and watched them, try as I might. I had to go to school eventually.
     
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  12. Hatchetwarrior

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    The Possession for me, although I'm not that big of a fan of that film or the series as a whole in general.
     
  13. Ash28M

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    That's what is great about the film, the sleaze factor. Incest and Burt Young, that's a combo package you can't pass up.
     
  14. Anthropophagus

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    Well, any reason to see Diane Franklin's tits is good enough for me. It IS a movie and mostly fictionalized, even though a relationship between Butch Defeo and his sister Dawn has been suggested over the years.
    One of the truly memorable haunted house/possession films, scared the heck out of me as a kid.
     
  15. Gore Lunatic

    Gore Lunatic Violenza Carnale

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  16. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Voted for Amityville Horror, Part 2 would be 2nd. The rest are okay. The first 3 I have together in a box set, and I have at least one or two of the others on DVD.
     
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    Crop out Sonny and you have a near perfect picture there.
     
  18. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    The first film is my favorite, flaws and all. Amityville II is great trash horror with a drunk Burt Young. Amityville 3-D is pretty boring. Have not seen the other films.
     
  19. ThisEvilBastard

    ThisEvilBastard Banned Mofo

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    I only seen the first three a good 7 or 8 years ago and only liked the first Two and hated the Thrid
     
  20. Anthropophagus

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    The third sucked, I sold it off from my Amityville box set. Horrible film in every regard.
     

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