015: The Amityville Horror - 1979 vs 2005

015: The Amityville Horror - 1979 vs 2005

Show Notes

Episode Synopsis

This week, the Hack or Slash team compares and contrasts the 1979 and 2005 versions of the film based on the infamous Long Island home: The Amityville Horror. We discuss the tragic history of the home, the creative liberties of remakes, and the relevancy of b-ballin' priests. This episode contains spoilers.


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Movie Details

1978 IMDB

2005 IMDB

Title: "The Amityville Horror (1979)"

Synopsis: Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.

Run time: 1 hours 57 minutes

Release Date: July 27, 1979

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Body Count: 6


Title: "The Amityville Horror (2005)"

Synopsis: “Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.”

Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Release Date: April 15, 2005

Director: Andrew Douglas

Body Count: 6


Weekly Debate

This week "Would you live in a house haunted by a ghost, if you were assured it would never physically harm you?"

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Music Credits

Day of Chaos Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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