January 13th, 2017

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Finally Watched It: "The Amityville Horror" (1979)

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This is one of those classic horror movies that just sorta flew under my radar until I started my little Finally Watched It list. If you don't know the story, it's about a newlywed couple who moves into a house that's haunted.

I wouldn't call this movie subtle by any means but it is more subtle than the remake. If I had to pick between the two, I would pick the older one because I personally feel the atmosphere is better here; especially with the father character who is slowly being driven mad. Neither version is bad, I just feel the older one had more charm to it. It was more menacing than outright scary and I think horror can do with more of that than jump scares and gore. I'm glad I was able to cross this off my list.

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