Blu-ray Review: 'The Amityville Horror Trilogy'
Ready to get your horror house cup filled to the brim? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray set "The Amityville Horror Trilogy" out now from Shout! Factory’s horror label Scream Factory. We review the building – structure and spirit – below!
Cast: James Brolin, Diane Franklin, Tony Roberts
Running Time: 316 Minutes
Release Company: Shout! Factory Films
The Flicks: Especially as a trilogy, all three Amityville flicks scream B-movie fun. The original featuring odd couple James Brolin and Margot Kidder is a terror laugh riot complete with 70’s scares and Rod Steiger holy speak. Part 2 is a cross between the original and The Exorcist (though with cheesier male make-up!) with some very controversial incest overtones and a moody Burt Young. (When is he not?!) Part 3-D is all about the gamey especially with lead man Tony Roberts leading the pack. All to be taken with a grain of salt, these flicks can be a fun filled night for the fan who knows what to expect.
Best Feature: Funny hearing James Brolin candidly talk about over-acting in the original, but I gotta give props to all the interviews taken for Part 2, especially talking with "topless in the movie" Diane Franklin about her brother/sister tryst.
Best Hidden Gem: I was gonna say some early Lori Loughlin and Meg Ryan in Part 3-D, but after hearing the mostly silent but ominously breathing full-length track on Part 2 from Author Alexandra Holden channeling her father’s work I have officially changed my mind!
Worth the Moola: Haunted houses are cool, but B-movie acting lasts forever. Buy it.