Amityville Horror Essay

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Asgar Jaffery10/19/14English 121Professor Flinn The Amityville HorrorThe Amityville Horror is one of the best horror films. The film was released in April 2005, when I was only nine years old. Since childhood, I was always interested in horror movies especially, those who were based on true stories. Movies that are based on real life events have a different type of thrill to them. One night, my sisters decided to watch the movie and I insisted to watch the movie with them. They told me not to watch the movie because I would get scared. After continuously insisting, they let me watch the movie. The movie's disturbing and gruesome images and the sound effects freaked me out and I couldn't sleep all night. The movie gave me nightmares for a whole week. I kept seeing dreams of Ryan Reynolds with an axe. Ryan Reynolds played a great role in the film and I still get the chills every time I watch it. Melissa George also did a good job acting. She made it seem like, she was experiencing the events for real. After watching numerous horror movies, The Amityville Horror is the best one I've ever watched.There were many scenes in the movie which I liked and or disliked. The scariest scene in the movie which I liked was, when Lisa the babysitter, got locked in the closet and saw Jodie standing inside. She got so terrified that she ended up going to the hospital. Another good scene was when the priest came to bless the house and he got attacked by the bees and the spirits would not let him leave the room. Even the priest got scared and ran away. The scene that I disliked was, when George murdered the dog. The spirits voices were heard in George's head and he gruesomely murdered the dog with an axe, while the family was sleeping. I like dogs so it was heartbreaking to see the innocent dog get slaughtered.The Amityville Horror is based on a true story. The story starts when George (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy Lutz (Melissa George), a newly married couple and their three children move into a beautiful new home in Amityville, New York. The family was excited that they found the home of their dreams, little did they know this house will turn into a nightmare. At first, everything was normal but, soon they began experiencing paranormal events. The strange events start when Chelsea (Chloë Grace Moretz) claims she has a friend named Jodie and no one is present in the room. When the babysitter, Lisa (Rachel Nichols), comes to baby sit, she tells Billy about the murders that took place in the home. Then, Billy dares Lisa to go inside the closet where Jodie was murdered and she gets locked inside. Lisa then sees dead Jodie and begs to be let out. After seeing Jodie, Lisa goes into such a shock that the paramedics need to take her away. After this...

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