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Product Details

  • Actors: Kim Coates, Dawna Wightman, Helen Hughes, David Stein, Anthony Dean Rubes
  • Directors: Tom Berry
  • Writers: Michael Krueger, Doug Olson, Hans Holzer, Norvell Rose
  • Producers: A.B. Goldberg, Franco Battista, Michael Krueger
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6301664116
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,088 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)
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Dear "A Customer":

Oh, you silly, silly man. Thanks for the five bucks, SUCKER!

- David Stein,
Marvin, "The Amityville Curse"
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By A Customer on Dec 30 2005
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THIS IS THE WORST PART OF THE AMITYVILLE SERIES. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF BUYING IT ON VHS FOR 5 DOLLARS,BUT IT IS GOOD TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION OF OTHER AMITYVILLE MOVIES. RENT DON'T BUY UNLESS YOU ARE A DIE-HARD HORROR FAN.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa344d5e8) out of 5 stars 18 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3338918) out of 5 stars The Amityville Curse (1990) Aug. 18 2006
By Chad DeFeo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
In 1990, another Amityville installment was released. The name of this fifth Amityville installment is...THE AMITYVILLE CURSE. This film was pretty good, in my opinion. Sure it isn't THE AMITYVILLE HORROR or AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, but this one is a worthy sequel.

An unseen assailant murders a Priest in his confessional, forcing the Church to close. Years later, a married couple named DEBBIE (played by Dawna Wightman) and FRANK (played by Kim Coates) buy the beautiful colonial house on 112 Ocean Ave. Debbie finds herself feeling strangely drawn to the house because she has seen it in her dreams. After moving into the house, Debbie's dreams become more intense, which strengthen the evil within the house, where all the nightmarish hauntings REALLY begin. First, the Priest's former housekeeper is murdered by an unseen force, other hauntings go on, where Debbie must battle the evil and save herself, her husband, hopefully put an end to Amityville's evil.

Again, this was a worthy sequel. I really did enjoy this one. I am surprise at how well this turned out. Yeah, it isn't as good as the first or second installments, but this is a great sequel for all Amityville fans.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa333896c) out of 5 stars The Horror! The Horror! Oct. 15 2001
By Blahblahblah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
This is the absolute worst in a "series" of awful movies, and this time there isn't even anything supernatural in it! The only way to get across how stupid it is is to describe the plot of this cheap Canadian production.
Two yuppies move into a totally run-down house and three of their friends move in to help do repairs. They discover such mysterious things as a rat infestation, a large spider, weak floorboards and plumbing problems, but manage to fight back with their tool kits and knowledge of home repair. Meanwhile, the wife (who considers herself psychic) decides that "house needs repairs" = "house is infested by evil" and spazzes out over it all, although when she first saw the house she had a "psychic" feeling that they should buy it. Things get even more mysterious when they discover an old Catholic church confesssional stored in the basement (why in God's name is it there!!) and when a neighbourhood dog barks at them (how supernatural!!). Oh yeah, there's also an old woman with one eye hanging around agreeing with the wife that the house is "evil", and some guy who occassionally stands around on their front lawn and doesn't do anything but stare blankly at the house.
Finally, during the last ten minutes of the film, all but two of the above characters get killed (off screen!) because coincidentally it turns out that one of the people staying in the house shot a priest to death in the very same confessional now stored in the basement and suppressed the memory, so this person goes psycho after seeing the confessional. There is, however, one survivor who easily beats up the killer, although most of the other victims were much stronger physically and should have been able to defend themselves just as well.
This Old House is far more exciting.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3338da4) out of 5 stars Did I miss something? Like the point to this movie? Sept. 27 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
I've seen the earlier movies and liked most of them. I actuallysaw a broadband showing of this on my computer.
I have no idea whyits called Amityville. The house is different, and it is NOT scary inthe least. I had to pause it and come back about 5 times to finish itI was so bored.
Completely predictable...
If you are EXTREMELYbored, need sleep material, or just can't find ANYTHING better to do,this is the movie to watch.
Biggest waste of 1 1/2 hours I can thinkof.
A child could watch it and not get scared. I have no idea whythey even put Amityville in the title. The ONLY connection I saw isthat the house is in Long Island, NY like the first house. Other thanthat, it's a totally different movie.
I don't even want to thinkabout this...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa333b168) out of 5 stars Amityville Downfall Nov. 19 2005
By Tommy D. Strong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
I believe that this is one of those films where they were on a very low budget and want to entice viewers with a new story they can make possible with a small budget.

This is another installment of the Amityville Horror's collection. This time the house is completely diffrent. The Name "Curse" in this movie is actually simple to understand why the movie had a new house.

Curse is about a home in Amityville that is haunted, not by demons from the other Amityvilles. Curse is used because the town of Amityville is cursed for haunted houses and that is why many people don't understand this movie. It has nothing to do with Ocean Avenue. Remember Halloween 3? This is sort of like that.

As for the movie:

It's not that bad, It is an average horror film on a low budget. It does try to have a plot and it does have a nice twist towards the end.

Acting:

It isnt that bad, I mean, it is better than Amityville II (Acting wise). You may or may not feel sorry for Debbie and you may (Most Likely) hate Marvin and the other characters are not the best.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa333b264) out of 5 stars Worst Sequel in the Amityville Franchise Aug. 29 2013
By MacheteJason - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This direct to video movie is so bad it never received a US DVD or Blu-ray release! It got stuck on VHS. Even House of the Dead got a DVD and a Blu-ray! The film was loosely based around Hans Holzer's book The Amityville Curse. It has an (obviously) different house than the original Amityville (112 Ocean Avenue) and isn't really connected to the other films in the franchise (there is a brief reference to the DeFeo murders and to the town's supernatural history). It doesn't have a supernatural theme and seems more like a crime-drama than horror. Moving the "villain" and changing the formula is often a bad idea in this genre. In a weird way I would almost compare it to Halloween 3 or F13 5: A New Beginning. This is the last feature of the Amityville-like house before artifacts get scattered around the United States in later sequels (until the remake). Oddly, that theme seemed to survive much better than any ideas introduced in Amityville: Curse. If this has something to do with Amityville Horror it must have Exorcist III as an influence in its plot structure by turning a minor character into a leading role.

Curse has a similar rating to Living Dead: Resurrection and Texas Chainsaw: Next Generation (ouch!). Critics did not mind Amityville 5 too much but never liked this franchise anyway (Roger Ebert famously bashed it). I didn't agree with Ebert on much but this sequel is worth skipping. I have watched it a few times but it seems like shoestring to me. If you want a great Canadian horror film then check out Videodrome, Cube or My Bloody Valentine instead. To add insult to injury, the other Amityville Horror sequels after this one got DVD releases. $45 for this? Forget about it. It rates a jaw-dropping 2 stars on Amazon. The 1990s didn't exactly start with a bang here. It got a little better but I have no idea what happened to the scripts for Hellraiser, Amityville Horror and The Howling franchises (Hellraiser being the best of the late 80s/early 90s). In all fairness the first two Amityville movies were head and shoulders above the rest. Amityville 3D will always be remembered for its "special effects", makeup and costumes. Amityville 1992: It's About Time had some moments.


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