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.
One of the best things about the 1979 horror classic The Amityville Horror is the Oscar nominated score by Lalo Schifrin. Aside from a vinyl release back in the late 70s the original score has not been available. There was a re-recording of it released in the early 2000s but it didn’t quite have the same feel to it. Now, thanks to Quartet Records the original 1979 score is being remastered from the original tapes and reissued in its entirety on October 8, 2015! Let the heavens rejoice!
You can snag a copy here. Act fast though, as they are only making 1000 copies, and sadly it is only available on CD.
This week marks the 36th anniversary of the release of The Amityville Horror. It is still my favorite horror film and I rewatch it at least once a year. It was the highest grossing independent release in history (at that time) but no one could have predicted the horror empire it would spawn. A dozen books and movies later the story is showing no signs of going away.
James Brolin (George Lutz)
Margot Kidder (Kathy Lutz)
The house on Brooks Rd in Tom’s River, NJ that was transformed into 112 Ocean Avenue
Darn the DVD industry for figuring out ways to get me to buy multiple copies of one film. Now MGM has re-released a handful of classic horror films (some old, some new) with limited edition cover art. The new artwork for my beloved Amityville Horror is pretty dang awesome.
Other titles in this release include Carrie, Last House on the Left, Jeepers Creepers and Misery among others. You can get them at Best Buy.