Amityville: Evil Never Dies (2017) reviews and overview

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‘The legacy continues…’

Amityville: Evil Never Dies aka Amityville Clownhouse 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, Helene Udy, Dawna Lee Heising and Ben Gothier.

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 [click links to read more]:

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:

Mark Patton – Family Possessions; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Helene UdyThe Possession of Mia Moss; Stirring; First House on the Hill; Swamp Freak; Terror Tales; IncubusMy Bloody Valentine (1981)
Dawna Lee HeisingLake of Shadows; Grizzled!Garden Party Massacre; SatanicusBeach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills; Meathook Massacre II; Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead; After School MassacreThe House of Evil
Ben Gothier
Michelle Muir-Lewis
Darren BarcombFang; Crepitus
John R. Walker
Julia Farrell
Tony Clarke
Luc Bernier
Clint Beaver
Matthew Hickinbottom
Jason Thomas

Trivia:

In July 2017, the film was released on VHS by Nemesis in an extremely limited edition of just twenty copies.

  

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