The Amityville Curse (1990)

Austrian-born ghost hunter Professor Dr. Hans Holzer wrote the book Murder In Amityville that the incredibly salacious and totally awesome Amityville II: The Possession was based on. Eight years later,  The Amityville Curse was made, based on another of his books. Holzer wrore a hundred plus books, so people really need to get on making more movies based on his crazy ideas.

This was directed by Tom Berry, who is mainly is known as a producer, helping make movies like Scanners II: The New OrderThe Paperboy and Screamers. If you rented movies in the 1990’s, you probably picked up a movie that he touched from far away in the Great White North.

Marvin and Debbie bought the house next to the Amityville house because, well, we wouldn’t have a movie if they didn’t. It’s possessed because there’s a tunnel that connects the houses. And also, yes, if it wasn’t possessed I probably wouldn’t be watching this movie.

They bring up some of their friends to help get it back in shape, like Frank (Kim Coates, Carlo from Battlefield Earth), Abigail (Cassandra Gava, the witch who tries to seduce Arnold in Conan the Barbarian) and Bill.

Frank ends up possessed and kills just about everyone but the ladies. He also wipes out Mrs. Moriarty, the former housekeeper. And there’s also a story of a priest who died here when the house was once a rectory. This doesn’t reach the absurd heights of some of the other Amityville films, but it does have a dude getting shot with a nailgun, so there’s that.

As of now, this is the only entry in the Amityville series to be unavailble in the United States on DVD. You can, however, watch it on Amazon Prime.

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