The Amityville Horror
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Released in 1979 | Color
- Running Time: 117 Min.
- Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP) | Cinema 77 | Professional Films
- Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1979) (USA) (theatrical) | Ambassador Film Distributors (Canada) (theatrical) | UGC Distribution (1980) (France) (theatrical)
- Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
- Written by Jay Anson, Sandor Stern, George Lutz, Kathy Lutz
- Starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch
- Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland
- Original Music by Lalo Schifrin
- Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp
- Film Editing by Robert Brown
- "For God's Sake, Get Out!" | The best-selling novel about a haunted house... has become real!
The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American horror film based on the bestselling 1977 novel of the same name by Jay Anson. It is the first movie in the Amityville Horror franchise. The story is based on the alleged real-life experiences of the Lutz family who buy a new home on 112 Ocean Avenue, Long Island, a house where a mass murder had been committed the year before.