It's true that I have had the flu for the past few days, but that is not the reason I was nauseous during those 90 minutes of "horror." The film opens with a flashback to the night of Nov.14, 1974 with Ronald Defeo (Brendan Donaldson) sitting in his basement hearing voices telling him to (as the tagline suggests) "catch 'em and kill 'em." He subsequently loads a shotgun and proceeds to kill his entire family. George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George) are a couple searching for the American dream.Kathy and her three kids are still coping with the loss of their husband/father, and George is still trying to learn how to be a step-dad." RYAN REYNOLDS - REYNOLDS CAR JACKED ON FIRST NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: "Canadian actor RYAN REYNOLDS had a terrible start to life in Los Angeles - his Jeep was stolen on his first day in the city. 'I spent the next few weeks driving around Hollywood in the worst storm going to auditions.'" The New Zealand Herald: "'The Amityville Horror,' a remake of the popular 1979 haunted house flick and the only film to open in wide release over the weekend, took top honors at the North American box office without much direct competition.
But, after parking his vehicle for the night outside his apartment, Reynolds woke up to find the Jeep missing the next morning. It was also the first MGM-produced film since that merger to count as part of Sony Pictures' market share.
The film also is a co-production with Miramax's Dimension films.
Starring newcomers Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, 'The Amityville Horror' raked in US$23.3 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, about the amount studio executives had expected. 1 pick, 'Sahara,' which has been drawing a broad family audience, slipped to second place with US$13.1 million with a cumulative total of US$36.4 million.
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Fairfax, OH: "'The Amityville Horror' claims to be based on the true story of the 28 days the Lutz family spent in a spectacularly low-priced home on the shore of Long Island.It's not like the Lutzes didn't know what they were getting into.Husband George (Ryan Reynolds) does manage to ask the real estate agent why the home was on the market at such a low price.When she tells him an entire family was shot to death in the home, the Lutzes are taken aback but, hey, as George says, 'Houses don't kill people.' If that were the case, there wouldn't have been a 1977 best-selling book about this particular house or a 1979 hit movie about the same piece of real estate or - for that matter - this unneeded remake of that same story.Anyway, the Lutzes move into their dream house, only to find out it's a nightmare." Collegiate Times: "YUCK!I have seen some bad movies in my day, but if I did not have to write this review, "The Amityville Horror" probably would have been the first movie I would have walked out of.