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Amityville 3-D (1983)

PG | | Horror | 18 November 1983 (USA)
A reporter moves into the ominous Long Island house to debunk the recent supernatural events, and finds himself besieged by the evil manifestations which are connected to a hell-spawn demon lurking in the basement.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writer:

David Ambrose (as William Wales)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Roberts ... John Baxter
Tess Harper ... Nancy Baxter
Robert Joy ... Elliot West
Candy Clark ... Melanie
John Beal ... Harold Caswell
Leora Dana ... Emma Caswell
John Harkins ... Clifford Sanders
Lori Loughlin ... Susan Baxter
Meg Ryan ... Lisa
Neill Barry ... Jeff
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Roger (as Pete Kowanko)
Frederikke Borge Frederikke Borge ... Elliot's Assistant (as Rikke Borge)
Carlos Romano Carlos Romano ... David Cohler
Josefina Echánove ... Dolores (as Josephina Echanove)
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Van Driver
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Storyline

Convinced that the horrible rumours about the bloody DeFeo murders and the evil Amityville House are nothing but an elaborate hoax, the inquisitive Reveal Magazine journalist, John Baxter, decides to buy it as an investment. Now, as troubling supernatural incidents and death stain the new residence, John stubbornly insists to remain apathetic, even after yet another tragedy sends his ex-wife, Nancy, one step before madness. However, an ancient evil lies at the root of the problem. What is the dark secret of the most horrific house on earth? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sequel | photograph | death | ghost | fear | See All (32) »

Taglines:

This picture is not a sequel to the pictures "Amityville Horror" or "Amityville II: The Possession" See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,472, 20 November 1983

Gross USA:

$6,333,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,333,135
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The frost that blows out of the basement onto Candy Clark was actually warm wax. She later admitted that she had to wash her hair with detergent to get it all out. See more »

Goofs

When they light the lighter after the first séance, John walks by with his lighter but the others are still lit from behind. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emma Caswell: Good evening.
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Crazy Credits

The title "Amityville", both in 3D and 2D, appear to bevel outwards toward the audience. Then the "3D" skews outward from the bottom. See more »

Alternate Versions

Shout! Factory Blu-ray edition uses a different opening title graphic than other releases. In most prints the word "AMITYVILLE" zooms toward the viewer from the house's windows, then is wiped off the screen, after which "3D" appears. The Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions use a different design of "AMITYVILLE," and in what seems to be an error it stays onscreen as "3D" appears under/behind it, mostly obscured. See more »

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User Reviews

Three Dimensional Thrills?
8 January 2004 | by SanguinaireSee all my reviews

Why would anyone want to live in the Amityville house? It's got a bilious basement with a bottomless pit, a lethal living room, and feral flies that swarm in the attic. The sinks don't work either. In fact, this house is going straight to Hell - literally!

Into this questionable piece of real estate moves Tony Roberts, a skeptical journalist who doesn't believe the horror stories concerning the house (or hasn't learned anything from the first two movies) and is determined not to let `superstition' get the better of him. But get the better of him it does…

This is in no way a great movie – but it keeps me entertained every time I watch it, the hallmark of good low-budget horror fun. And dig that neat poster – great horror movie graphics! There's also some amusement to be had due to the presence of a few future stars in the cast – such as Lori Loughlin as the daughter of the journalist, who would trade in her haunted house for a Full House. And then there's Meg Ryan, touring the Amityville residence and pondering the joys of sexual relations with ghosts. Whatever floats your boat, Meg!


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