Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Sunday, May 11, 2014


The myth about the Amityville house and what happened there is the stuff that would give anyone nightmares.  Too bad there will be no nightmares had after watching The Amityville Haunting (2011).  You can never keep a good idea to make a profit down as this film is nothing more than an easy way for an indie production company to make money off a popular marketable idea. 

Taking its cue from the popularity of the found footage film, Tyler Benson (Devin Clark) is the next young Steven Spielberg whose family (mother, father, younger & older sister) has moved into the house that is made of nightmares.  Over the course of a week after they move in Tyler films everything getting things on tape that he can’t comprehend and as people start to die from accidents in the house, Tyler and his family soon come to realize that they are not alone in the house.

Besides using all the wrong clichés of bad found footage films the worst thing about the film is that it is filled with unlikable characters and an annoying little kid as the main protagonist.  The film is beyond predictable with nothing you haven’t already seen a hundred times before in other found footage films.  This is not the nail in the coffin for the film as the film is filled with atrocious acting all around and even worst is the way in which the film is edited which has more unnecessary jump cuts than an MTV music video.

This film is beyond amateur and bad with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.  This is a travesty that most people will turn off within the first ten minutes (as I should have but I suffer through these films so you don’t have to).

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