The Amityville Curse

Amityville Horror 5

1990

Tom Berry
Director

American visits his girlfriend's ancestral home in England,to find it full of unfriendly villagers and weird things in the basement.

Lacklustre adaptation of Lovecraft, which takes the barest germ of The Color Out of Space to create a generic horror scenario. Karloff is good, of course, but is offset by Adams' Brooklyn tough guy act, which is totally out of place. Somewhat redeemed by the finale, with a radioactive Karloff maurauding around in makeup that looks like a cheap Destro cosplay. The Bavaesque lighting effects are nice, too, the strong suit of director Haller.

The Curse (1987) is a closer adaptation of Lovecraft's story. Not a great film, but better than tjhis.



7th May 1990
DTV



91 mins
1.37:1




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Kim Coates
Frank
Dawna Wightman
Debbie
Helen Hughes
Mrs. Moriarty
Anthony Dean Rubes
Bill
Cassandra Gava
Abigail
Jan Rubes
Priest
Norris Domingue
Detective
Scott Yaphe
Thin Boy
Mark Camacho
Krabel
Tyrone Benskin
Video Technician
Ali Giron
Waitress
Griffith Brewer
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