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.
James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch, Natasha Ryan, K.C. Martel, Meeno Peluce, Michael Sacks, Helen Shaver, Amy Wright
Stuart Rosenberg
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
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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