The Amityville Horror (1979)

Director
Stuart Rosenberg

Main cast
James Brolin; Margot Kidder; Rod Steiger; Don Stroud; James Tolkan

Genres
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Description
George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.


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