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rhett
04-03-2005, 04:24 PM
With the upcoming MGM boxset and the release of the AMITYVILLE HORROR remake the next week, April will be this year's Amityville month. So what better than the reappraise the series and vote for your favorite installment. Normally I would just make it sequels, but considering that the original is no horror masterpiece, I think the sequels should hold up much better. By any means, vote!

Tawny
04-03-2005, 04:48 PM
I voted for part 2 because it is the one that is based on actual events. I am still skeptical over the family from Amityville part 1. I think they were all about money. I saw part 2 on HBO when I was around 7 or 8 years old! My aunt was babysitting me and I watched it with her and her friends. The following weekend when it replayed, I asked her if I could watch it again. She said "You just watched that last week!" Ha ha ha, little did she know that I would spend the rest of my life watching the same movies over and over!:D

Ash28M
04-03-2005, 04:52 PM
I used to like part 2 the best but since last viewing it the ending really hurts it. So i choose part 1. Both films are underrated IMO.

Anthropophagus
04-03-2005, 05:22 PM
Part II all the way, genuinely creeped me out as a kid. Burt Young plays the abusive bastard quite well and Diane Franklin-Aye Carumba!! Even though the ending is a poor man's Exorcist rip-off the first half is awesome.

rxfiend
04-03-2005, 05:54 PM
i've seen them all, but only remember the original, 4 and Dollhouse (because i have them on dvd), so i voted for the original. I am looking forward to the boxset for 2 & 3.

Bobbywoodhogan
04-03-2005, 06:14 PM
II was the best. The first one was awful which one was crap but at the end the house just explodes that ending was cool. I've seen one with a clock in the wall and the guy gets rabies that was bad. They are pretty much just terrible (save for 2). The remake looks fantastic though let's hope it can revitalise the franchise.

fceurich39
04-03-2005, 06:43 PM
amityville horror followed by part 2

onebyone
04-03-2005, 08:06 PM
The Amityville Horror is the best movie, although there are merits to all of them.

Hellbilly
04-03-2005, 08:10 PM
The Amityville Horror most definitely, got my vote.

Cujo108
04-03-2005, 08:18 PM
Amityville 1992 for me. I remember being surprised at how good that one turned out, and I still consider it the most enjoyable of the bunch. I'm a big fan of the first three films too.

betterdan
04-03-2005, 08:25 PM
The original is still the best according to me and I am the only one who matters ultimately.

indiephantom
04-03-2005, 08:31 PM
Too close to call between parts 1 and 2, but I voted for the underdog...part II.

Katatonia
04-03-2005, 08:32 PM
For some reason I am also very fond of Amityville 1992. I enjoy the first Amityville and most of the sequels, but it's one remake that I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing now.

indiephantom
04-03-2005, 08:33 PM
For some reason I am also very fond of Amityville 1992. I enjoy the first Amityville and most of the sequels, but it's one remake that I'm actually looking forward to seeing.

interesting. I only learned there was such a film after reading this thread. I'll have to look that one up.

hell ya!
04-03-2005, 08:40 PM
Amityville II: The Possession

Evil Dead Guy
04-04-2005, 02:44 AM
The Amityville Horror, and i liked The Possession alot too.

y2doublet
04-04-2005, 07:28 PM
The second one, a really underrated little gem I must say.

thrashard76
04-05-2005, 07:50 AM
I like the second one the most. The best parts of the original with a case of The Exorcist thrown in as well.

6thdoctor
04-07-2005, 03:11 AM
Part 2 was pretty creepy for its day, I write horror films for a living and I found this sequel actually captured the creepy/sleazy factor that helped the films do so well.

RyanPC
04-07-2005, 03:39 AM
I chose part 2, but my opinion might change after watching the original again.

maybrick
04-08-2005, 12:28 AM
Amityville without the house is like Friday the 13th without a Voorhees, or The Omen without Damien. So it's my opinion that only the first three (which were the only ones theatrically released) are truly Amityville movies. The rest are sequels in name only.

I voted for the original Amityville Horror in this poll, but that was before purchasing the new box set. Revisiting the series and seeing Amityville 3-D in it's original scope I've found it the most entertaining, in spite the fact (or even due to ) that it's pure cheese. Swiss cheese to be exact, judging from the sheer amount of plot holes it contains.

It's me, Billy
04-09-2005, 03:59 AM
Amityville II: The Possession

Coverdale
04-20-2005, 05:47 AM
Too close to call between parts 1 and 2, but I voted for the underdog...part II.

My line of reasoning exactly. And boy did part III blow!

Erick H.
04-20-2005, 08:50 AM
The Original.

Mok
10-06-2008, 11:01 PM
I finally saw Amityville 2 on the weekend. I hadn't been in the least bit interested in any Amityville sequel since they catch so much flak. I mean, everyone claims the first one is better and that one was decent at best for me. So I popped-in my $2.99 Z-Mart purchase (http://www.horrordvds.com/vb3forum/showthread.php?t=37388) on the weekend with my expectations set low. Man, all I have to say is, if you're holding off on Amityville 2 for the same reasons as I was, then do yourself a favor and check that shit out. I think it was way better than the first one. Faster pace and just more of everything - in a good way.

maskull
10-07-2008, 12:23 AM
Well...even though Amityville 2 is imo the best of the series, my actual favourite would be Amityville 1992: It's About Time. Of course that could just be because of Megan Ward....

3invertednines
10-07-2008, 02:54 AM
I hope it was because of Megan Ward, because that movie sucked clock.

Mark Relford
10-07-2008, 07:42 AM
Never really cared for the first Amityville. Agreed with Mok on the second one. The Possession is a better movie. Everything's amped up and it doesn't hurt to have a little sleaze thrown in for good measure. I do lose interest with the Exorcist angle during the second half though. It's About Time is good cheese. The rest of the series is shit.