Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Amityville Haunting

A family bickers while an irritating teen films the supernatural happenings in the Amityville Horror house in this obnoxious found-footage horror film from the Asylum. Amateurish and hokey; the film continuously starts and stops to recreate the effect of someone shutting off the camera which completely ruins any semblance of tension or suspense. A man who helps the family move into the house by carrying empty moving boxes plummets down the stairs for some unknown reason and the realtor inexplicably collapses in the driveway; but strangely enough no cops or paramedics arrive, everyone over emotes about it, and several cast-members mispronounce realtor as 'real-i-tour'. Honestly, if it's your job to speak lines on camera, it's absolutely imperative that you pronounce those words correctly. And if you are the casting director, you have to hire actors who can pronounce them. And if you are the director, you should know when several people you have hired to do those things can't do them. So I can only assume that several actors, the casting director, and the director do not know that the word realtor is not pronounced 'real-i-tour'.


  1. LOL I agree with what you said. Some people don't put any effort into what they're doing!

    The director needs to know his place and make sure the actors have their lines and words correctly. It's half-assed crap.

    The trailer looks awful.

  2. The mispronunciation of the word realtor is one of my biggest pet peeves. I also don't like it when people exist, breathe, or do things.