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Freaky Franchise

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...


Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year! With 2020 coming to an end, we thought that this might be a good time to continue our vacation from the Amityville franchise and make some predictions for the coming year. We tried a variety of different divination methods to see what the next year has in store for all of us. Here's looking forward to 2021!


Dec 18, 2020

Happy holidays! We're continuing our annual tradition of discussing why a beloved Christmas special is actually a horror movie. This year we're talking about Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. This film is typically thought of as the origin story of our beloved Kris Kringle, but it also examines what it means to be...