Amityville 3-D (1983) Poster

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  • John Baxter (Tony Roberts), a reporter for Reveal magazine, purchases the house in Amityville, Long Island, New York, where Ronald DeFeo murdered his parents, two brothers, and two sisters, claiming demonic possession in his defense. Shortly after Baxter moves in, his co-worker at the magazine, Melanie (Candy Clark), is mysteriously killed. When his daughter Susan (Lori Loughlin) is subsequently killed in a boating accident and wife Nancy (Tess Harper) refuses to believe that Susan is dead, he calls upon paranormal investigator Elliot West (Robert Joy) to get to the bottom of the problem. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Amityville 3-D (also known as Amityville 3: The Demon) was filmed from a script by British screenwriter David Ambrose (writing under the pseudonym "William Wales"). It is the third installment in the Amityville series, which was introduced in the 1977 novel The Amityville Horror by American author Jay Anson. The movie follows The Amityville Horror (1979) (1979) and The Amityville Horror (1979) (1982) and precedes Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) (1989), The Amityville Curse (1990) (1990), Amityville: It's About Time (1992) (1992), Amityville: A New Generation (1993) (1993), and Amityville: Dollhouse (1996) (1996). Amityville: The Awakening (2017) is set for release in January 2015. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Although not billed as a "sequel" to either movie, it does make reference to the Defeo murders, so it can be assumed that the events in this movie take place after The Amityville Horror. Also, the demon in the well looks like the demon that tears apart Sonny's face at the end of Amityville II, creating a tie to that movie. However, neither the Lutzes from the first movie nor the Montellis from the second movie are mentioned. The character of John Baxter is loosely based on parapsychologist Stephen Kaplan who, at the time, was attempting to show that the Lutzes' story was a hoax. Given that Amityville II is a prequel to The Amityville Horror, it can be assumed that this "non-sequel" occurs sometime after both movies. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The movie suggests that a basement well, originally discovered by George Lutz in The Amityville Horror, functions as a "gateway to Hell". Susan's friend Lisa (Meg Ryan) also points out that the Amityville house was built over ancient Indian burial grounds, a claim originally made in the novel, which claimed that the house was built on a site where the local Shinnecock Indians once abandoned the mentally-ill and dying. However, this claim has been rejected by local historians and Native American leaders on the grounds that there is insufficient evidence that such a burial ground existed. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Although he still doesn't believe that there's anything paranormal about the house, John agrees to allow Doctor West and his team to investigate, if only to determine whether or not Nancy actually saw something. After setting up their cameras and equipment, they wait. Some time passes before they begin registering activity in the attic bedroom where Nancy is sitting beside Susan's bed. The soundman attempts to move in closer, but the bedroom door suddenly slams shut. Inside the bedroom, Nancy sees a shimmering blob and hears Susan's voice calling to her. She follows it, and John and Dr West follow her, to the basement, where the well is filled with bubbling water. Suddenly, a demon rises out of the well and drags Elliot into it. The blob disappears, and the well begins flaming. John and Nancy run from the basement as the house starts to crumble around them. They make it outside just as the house explodes and is engulfed in flames. In the final scene, the camera pans inside the front door and down to the basement where a fly can be seen buzzing around the well. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Currently the only version including the 3-D version of the film is the 2-Disc Special Edition in the UK which includes both the ordinary and 3-D versions of the film but this edition is now out of print so copies are quite scarce. On October 1st, 2013, Shout! Factory released "The Amityville Horror Trilogy" on Blu-ray disc with Amityville 3-D on 3D Blu-ray for the first time ever. Edit (Coming Soon)

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