AMITYVILLE CLOWNHOUSE (2017) Reviews and overview

 

‘Evil has a new address’

Amityville Clownhouse aka Amityville: Evil Never Dies is a 2017 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Dustin Ferguson (The Amityville LegacyCamp Blood 4 and 5; Meathook Massacre; Demon Dolls; et al).

The movie stars Mark Patton (Family Possessions; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Helene Udy (Stirring; Swamp Freak; Terror Tales; IncubusMy Bloody Valentine (1981), Dawna Lee Heising (Lake of ShadowsGarden Party Massacre; Satanicus; Meathook Massacre II; Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead), Ben Gothier and Michelle Muir-Lewis.

Plot:

Married couple Ben (Ben Gothier) and Michelle (Michelle Muir-Lewis) have a nice home and he’s got a good job to provide for them. However, Ben insists on buying a toy monkey from a toy store much to Michelle’s chagrin as she says it’s “creepy”.

With the toy monkey placed prominently in their living room, Michelle soon begins to hear strange noises in the attic…

Reviews:

Amityville Clownhouse isn’t a comedy in any intentional sense. Yet it seems to somewhat understand its limitations as a lo-fi production and doesn’t regard itself with strict seriousness. However, it’s impossible to have fun with Three Stooges sound effects accompanying punches when they’re placed within sleazy depictions of sexual assault.” Culture Crypt

” …despite some technical issues and lack of budget, mostly succeeds at delivering a solid film. If you are a fan of “so bad it’s good” cinema or films that have more heart than budget, you could do far worse. Amityville: Evil Never Dies is a fun take on Amityville lore.” Pop Horror

Amityville: Evil Never Dies is above all a fun throwback to the horrors of yesteryear, with its easy-to-follow story, its blunt yet effective shocks, its minimalistic yet creepy musical score, and its straight-forward direction – but all that said doesn’t mean this movie is an artless hack job…” Search My Trash

Cast and characters:

Ben Gothier … Ben
Michelle Muir-Lewis … Michelle
Julia Farrell … Julia
Mark Patton … James
Helene Udy … Prostitute
Dawna Lee Heising … Samantha
Clint Beaver … Carl the Exterminator
Darren Barcomb … Priest
David Hazel … Detective Chad Wilson (voice)
Charles Wooldridge … Warden
Honey … Snookums
John R. Walker … Peter Sommers
Tony Clarke … Father Hudson West
Matthew Hickinbottom … Dustin Stafford
Jason Thomas … Detective Wilson

Technical details:

74 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1
Audio: Stereo

Fun facts:

In July 2017, the film was released on VHS by Nemesis in an extremely limited edition of just twenty copies. That’s twenty lucky people!

 

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