The Amityville Horror

1979 R 1h 59m DVD

The Amityville Horror

1979 R 1h 59m DVD
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After moving into their Long Island dream house, George Lutz, his wife and their three children find their lives turning into a hellish nightmare as the legacy of a murder committed on the premises gradually affects the family.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie contains a first sequence where a young man shoots his sleeping family in their beds; a mild drinking scene at a restaurant; a sex scene between married couple George and Kathy (her nude back is shown); repeated scenes of George turning increasingly mean, violent, and scary-looking; his axe-attack on the family dog; and a last sequence where he chases Kathy and her three kids with a shotgun and axe. George and Kathy use strong language (repeated uses of "f--k").

Sexual Content

Sex scene between a married couple.


Graphic violence.


Very strong language.

Social Behavior

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Mild drinking scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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