Watch: Amityville 3-D 1983 123movies, Full Movie Online – Convinced that the horrible rumours about the bloody DeFeo murders and the evil Amityville House are nothing but an elaborate hoax, the inquisitive Reveal Magazine journalist, John Baxter, decides to buy it as an investment. Now, as troubling supernatural incidents and death stain the new residence, John stubbornly insists to remain apathetic, even after yet another tragedy sends his ex-wife, Nancy, one step before madness. However, an ancient evil lies at the root of the problem. What is the dark secret of the most horrific house on earth?.
Plot: To debunk the Amityville house’s infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people who have come into contact with John and the house begin to meet with shocking fates. Is it all just coincidence, or is the house really the gateway to hell?
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Well at least now they won’t have that house to play around with any more
***SPOILERS*** Hell literally freezes over in this third and final chapter of the infamous Amityville House by the river with the place being blown to bits taking an entire crew of ghost investigators, or busters, and ghost detectives along with it.
I wondered watching the movie unfold if it was the two investigative reporters for the skeptical Reveal Magazine John & Melanie, Tony Roberts & Candy Clark, trying to be too smart about their ability to expose psychic frauds that lead to the horrors that happened to them as well as everyone else in the movie. Doing their job in exposing psychic frauds both John & Melanie flush out the Caswells, John Beal & Leora Dana, in a phony and staged psychic reading that they gave them for their dead young son Ricky in, of all places, the Amityville Horror House.
Feeling good about himself in his job as a “Ghost Exposer” John really goes overboard by buying the dangerous and haunted house himself since no one wants to not only live in it but even live next to it. With John about to move into the haunted house strange things begin to happen. The real estate agent Clifford Sanders, John Harkins,who sold the house to John is found dead by John on the steps of the house from an apparent heart-attack.
Melanie who took a number of photos of John and Sanders finds that the photos of Sanders have a strange smug on them that when it’s magnified the smug looks like a little devil. Things start to get out of hand with Melanie ending up dead in a car crash where she burned to a crisp and John’s daughter Susan, Lori Loughlin, drowning in the river outside the house. To the surprise of her mom Nancy Baxter, Tess Harper, she’s seen alive walking up the stairs to her room dripping wet with a weird smirk on her face.
John himself has a few close calls with death in an elevator in the building where he works and in his bathroom when he’s confronted with live steam gushing out of the bathroom faucets and the walls in the bathroom closing in on him. With his co-worker , Melanie, roasted to death his daughter, Susan, drowned and his wife, Nancy, going insane John gives in and decides to have his house checked out by a “Ghost Buster” team lead by psychic expert and investigator Eillot West, Robert Joy, to find out and see if there’s something to all this tragedy that struck John his family and friends. What the team finds out isn’t pretty in that before their through checking out the Amityville House the Amityville House will be through with them.
Passable horror movie that does have it’s moments and at least tries to make some sense to it’s audience of what’s happening on the screen with a very young Lori Loughlin and Meg Ryan as Susan Baxter and Susan’s best friend Lisa who’s also a armature medium and psychic in the film.
Awful haunted house thriller/horror.
It’s a dark, cold and windy night in Amityville. A car pulls up along side the now notorious ‘Amityville House’. Two journalists named John Baxter (Tony Roberts) and Melanie (Candy Clarke) who work for ‘Reveal Magazine’ get out and enter the house. They are there to expose a psychic scam run by Harold Caswell (John Beal) and his wife Emma (Leora Dana) and write about them in the magazine. John and Melanie’s plan of entrapment works and they get their story. The next day John and Melanie go back to the house to take some more photographs for the story. The house’s current owner Clifford Sanders (John Harkins) turns up and denies any knowledge of what the Caswell’s, the previous tenants were doing. Sanders tells John that he cannot sell the property because of the rumours and stigma attached to it. As John is currently going through a messy divorce with his wife Nancy (Tess Harper) he becomes interested in the property and agrees to buy it when he learns Sanders is, and I quote “practically giving it away”. Despite Sanders suddenly dropping dead for no real reason John moves in. At first everything seems fine, both he and daughter, Susan (Lori Loughlin) are pleased with the purchase. Things don’t stay that way for long, however. Strange things start to happen, doors shut and lock by themselves, lights suddenly switch off for no apparent reason and two tragic ‘accidents’ happen that take the life of two people who recently had been in the house. John decides to enlist the help of his friend Dr. Elliot West (Robert Joy) who works for the institute of psychic research at the State University, Long Island. West and his team of assistants set lots of scientific equipment up in the house and wait. Eventually they find what they’ve been searching for, potentially with tragic and explosive consequences!
Directed by Richard Fleischer I don’t really have anything good to say about this film. The script by David Ambrose and William Wales is about as slow and dull as you could possibly imagine, and every single haunted house cliché is in here somewhere, I mean lights switching themselves on and off? Doors closing on their own? A tap running on it’s own? Various ‘spooky’ noises that turn out to be nothing more than people walking around on creaking floorboards? One character having a very bad feeling about the place but no one else believing them? A innocent séance that turns nasty? Got the general idea yet? The film plods along at a extremely sedate pace until I was almost woken up by a car crash and someone being burned alive inside the wreck, but this sequence only lasts for a couple of minutes and in no way compensates for what has gone before or indeed after. There is a silly rubber monster at the end which is on screen for about half a minute, thanks a lot Fleischer. There is no blood or gore in it, again thanks for nothing Fleischer. There are a couple of unintentionally funny scenes though. At one point Baxter is in a lift that goes out of control. The G-Force on the way up pins him to the floor and on the way back down it pins him to the roof! A very stupid looking scene. As is the one where Sanders is attacked by flies, flies are just not scary or dangerous and all they do is just sort of land on him as Harkins tries to act like he’s terrified and that’s it, funny stuff. This film was originally shot in 3-D, there are a few scenes here and there which are obviously meant to incorporate this process and stick out like a sore thumb like the pipe through the car window, various things being supernaturally thrown towards the camera and the opening credits which look awful when played flat on an ordinary T.V. screen. It’s certainly well made and the acting is OK, look out for Meg Ryan who has a small role as Lisa, one of Susan’s friends. Boring, far too long, dull and there isn’t a single original idea in the whole thing. I suggest you look elsewhere for some haunted house thrills and chills!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (UK)
Director Richard Fleischer
Writer David Ambrose
Actors Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Robert Joy
Country United States, Mexico
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process ArriVision 3-D
Printed Film Format 35 mm