Review: Amityville II: The Possession

“They’d be better off if you killed them.”

It seems strange to admit that I am obsessed with a particular crime, especially one so senseless and brutal. I realize now that I am not alone in this. Since podcasts became a thing in the early 2000s it seems like the main thing anyone listens to is true crime related. (#AdnanDidIt) The stories are compelling with twists and turns and I’ve spent countless hours in the car listening to stories of murder and mayhem. Give S-Town a listen if you have time. It’s a real gem and I really did not see the turn coming.

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Review: The Amityville Horror (1979)

“Houses don’t have memories.”

James Brolin and Margot Kidder

“For God’s Sake, Get Out!”

The tagline is legendary…well to me at least. It’s larger than the film’s title on the poster and echoes the sentiment of many people in the late seventies when they read about what happened to George and Kathy Lutz in Amityville. “Get Out” they did, and kicked off a firestorm.

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What is this mess?

I’m worried about Amityville 1974. When I heard the folks behind Get Out were involved I was intrigued but then this artwork was dropped and I really don’t know what to think.

Amityville-1974

I wasn’t aware that Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV fame had been consulted for the production design. Haunted shiplap? Holy hell what a mess.

Filming has supposedly begun on this retelling of the DeFeo murders so there’s still hope. I’ll keep my fingers crossed until we get some on set images or a trailer next year.

Until then, Merry Christmas!