AMITYVILLE: A NEW GENERATION (1993) Reviews and overview

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‘Terror has a reflection of its own’
Amityville: A New Generation is a 1993 American supernatural horror film directed by John Murlowski (Assimilate; Zombie Hamlet; Freeway Killer; Return of the Family Man) from a screenplay by Christopher DeFaria and Antonio Toro.

The A. Ninety-Three Productions movie stars Ross Partridge, Julia Nickson, Lala Sloatman, David Naughton, Barbara Howard, Jack Orend, Richard Roundtree, Terry O’Quinn, Robert Rusler and Lin Shaye.

The soundtrack score was composed by Daniel Licht (Dexter TV series; Bad Moon; Thinner; Ticks; et al).

For artist Keyes Terry (Ross Partridge), an antique mirror opens the door to a house of past and future terror…

Amityville: A New Generation (I prefer the working title of Amityville: Image of Evil) is a mediocre entry to the Amityville movies. It lacks in scares, has a few good characters that sadly are the minor ones and lame main characters. It’s a decent watch, but nothing special.” Cinema Terror

“It is a firm slice of 90s time capsule cheesecake (whatever that means) and of course it doesn’t make sense. But all the familiar faces (also including Barbara Howard of Friday the 13th Part IV, holla) help transform crap into craptacular!” Final Girl

” …it quickly becomes apparent just how silly it all is. Thankfully, that doesn’t need to happen until the end credits roll because Murlowski keeps things moving along nicely from start to finish. There’s some fleeting nudity, decent effects, a flashback or two and a recurring surreal nightmare for the main character. Which makes it hard to hate.” For It Is a Man’s Number

“It’s not helped by the average acting from most of the leads with Keyes, in particular, giving off a dull performance that inspires yawns & shrugs. The flashy fun that came with the last film in the franchise is gone, replaced with a dark, cheap & dingy atmosphere.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

“You find yourself crossing your fingers in hopes that for the finale, some redemption will be made for the poorly constructed beginning and middle. What you get is a predictable, eye-rolling, uneventful sendoff with bad character reactions and shitty lines. Not even Terry O’Quinn could have saved this.” Oh, the Horror!

“Let me clue you in to how low rent this flick is. You’ve seen countless love scenes in movies that happen in front of a fireplace, right? Well, Amityville: A New Generation has a love scene that happens in front of a space heater. If that isn’t the perfect metaphor for the quality of this thing, I don’t know what is.” The Video Vacuum

Cast and characters:
Ross Partridge … Keyes Terry
Julia Nickson … Suki (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Lala Sloatman … Llanie
David Naughton … Dick Cutler – The Hatred; Ice Cream Man; Body Bags; I, Desire; An American Werewolf in London
Barbara Howard … Janet Cutler
Jack Orend … Franklin Bronner (as Jack R. Orend)
Richard Roundtree … Pauli
Terry O’Quinn … Detective Clark
Robert Rusler … Ray
Lin Shaye … Nurse Turner
Karl Johnson … Cafe Owner
Ralph Ahn … Mr Kim
Tom Wright … Morgue Attendant
Bob Jennings … Rookie Cop
Jon Paul Steuer … Young Keyes (as Jon Steuer)
Claudia Gold … Keyes’ Mother
Robert Harvey … Orderly (as Bob Harvey)
Ken Bolognese … Critic
Abbe Rowlins … Academic
Joseph Schuster … Young Man
Robert Hammond … Ghoul (uncredited)

Filming locations:
Los Angeles, California

Technical details:
1 hour 31 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1
Audio: mono


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