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Freaky Franchise

Apr 9, 2021

Quick question: if a monster was wreaking havoc on New York City, would you a) flee the city or b) run into the center of the city, right into the path of the monster? If you chose b we don't know what you're doing, but maybe you'll understand the people in this movie better than we do. We'll talk about our own plans...


Mar 26, 2021

After watching more movies than we have for any other franchise, we're ready to say goodbye to the Amityville Horror house (along with the countless haunted objects that came from it). We'll take a look at all 11 of the movies we watched to discuss themes including truth vs. fiction, corruption, and bad dads. We'll also...


Feb 27, 2021

We're ending our coverage of the Amityville Horror franchise where it really began: with the murder of the DeFeo family at 112 Ocean Avenue. We'll discuss the ethically murky waters that this film resides in, and try to parse out what is true from what was clearly created for a compelling film. We'll also talk about...


Feb 15, 2021

What is this? A movie with a theatrical release? After the last few Amityville films we watched, we weren't sure that something like this would ever happen again. But here we are, with recognizable actors and a significantly bigger production budget than we have seen in some time. Once again, a family has moved into the...


Jan 29, 2021

This film takes a whole new approach to the Amityville haunting, through the lens of a twelve-year-old boy making a documentary about the haunted house that he and his family just moved into. The literal lens, since this is a found footage movie. We'll join Tyler and his family as his father quickly descends into...