The Amityville Haunting
Actual found footage that documents the horrifying experiences of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house. The family did not survive but the recordings did!!!
I hope the original was better
Bad even by The Asylum's standards, this movie is a mash-up of the Amityville murders and Paranormal Activity II, but not as good as the majority of the Amityville movies or PA II. Shot in extra-cheap POV style with an obnoxious teenage kid as the lead, this one's bad even by bad movie standards... and this is coming from a guy who kind of liked Paranormal Entity!
I was really rooting for this film, believe it or not, but the parents are annoying even by Horror movie standards; the actors seem to be ad-libbing, and they're not very good at it, and on top of everything else, most of it is REALLY FUCKING BORING. It DOES improve towards the end, where we get one good jump-scare and the sight of the Dad going absolutely insane, to the point where he actually starts throwing punches and kicks at his daughter's imaginary best friend. That alone added another star to this review. Other than that, avoid.
Total crap and a blatant rip-off of the Paranormal Activity phenomenon, the idea to have a go at the Amityville franchise with this style actually sounds like a good idea on paper but unfortunately it's boring with unlikeable characters and no scares whatsoever. A wasted opportunity.
I had no idea upon watching this movie that it was from 'The Asylum', famed for their low-budget, direct-to-video productions such as Transmorphers, Titanic 2 etc.
Whilst I've found some of the past Asylum titles mildly entertaining, this has got to be one of their worst, and also THE worst 'found footage' movie I've seen!
Totally un-scary with terrible acting - the father's meltdown in the last 5/10 minutes is quite amusing though!
One to avoid. You have been warned!
The wait is over -- this is the absolute WORST found footage movie ever made. Good Lord this is terrible. Probably The Asylum's worst film...which is saying something.
Based on the premise that the Amityville house changed architectural style and placed in a subdivision.