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Amityville: A New Generation (1993)

Ross Partridge , Julia Nickson-Soul , John Murlowski  |  R |  DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ross Partridge, Julia Nickson-Soul, Lala Sloatman, David Naughton, Barbara Howard
  • Directors: John Murlowski
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: October 11, 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,476 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Amityville: A New Generation" on IMDb

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An old mirror from the haunted Long Island house finds its way into a photographer's family where the evil soon manifests itself to cause more terror and mayhem. [imdb]

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Possessed mirror terrorizes art commune. May 24, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
A struggling artist receives a mirror from one of his subjects.... After reading the title can you guess where it all happened? This haunted mirror thriller has some interesting moments (most revolving around said mirror's effects on the other struggling artists living with, or next door, to the lead character) and does a pretty respectable job building suspense towards the end, which makes it one of the better Amityville films out there. Still that isn't saying much considering their overall quality. Worth a look.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It has an extremely stupid plot, but it's very fun July 28, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
The plot for AMITYVILLE: A NEW GENERATION is probably something a 7-year-old kid could think of on a boring, rainy day. A haunted mirror? No way! It's very silly but sooooo fun! I honestly do not have the slightest idea where the ideas for these AMITYVILLE sequels come from! But, it's fun, gory and very cool. Check it if you liked the first film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This is not based on a true story. A photographer gives money to a street man, and the street man gives the photographer a possessed mirror. The photographer lives with his girlfriend in an appartment in New york, and the romance turns deadly, because of the mirror.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a mirror? why? October 8, 2005
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This Amityville choice has us in our seat by the power of a mirror that once resided in the house that fear built. The story might have succeeded were it not for better evil possessed item outings in the Amityville series. The camera work and effects strive to make up for the lack of ingenuity with the storyline, and never do we the audience believe this could be anything other than a B-movie attempt at the greatness approached by some Amityville films. Still, some suspense exists and occasional inventive scare tactics intrude now and again, pushing the viewer slowly along the rails of a slightly better than average haunting tale. Not really Amityville caliber, but worth a single rented watch unless you are a die hard Amityville fan who must posess all the films. 2 and a half stars
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Well, maybe this one isn't the absolute worst, but it's still pretty bad.

Oh the horror! The streak of rotten "Amityville Horror" sequels continues in "Amityville: A New Generation." In the direct-to-video affair, an up-and-coming photographer (Ross Partridge, whose credentials include (1) episode of "In Living Color" as well as playing "Businessman" in the "Prom Night" remake) brings a haunted mirror back to his hip and happening pad. It's not long before the mirror starts distorting reality, shedding some light on the wannabe-artist's past as well as threatening his circle of friends which includes Shaft and asian-Shannon Doherty in its ranks. Yet another "Amityville" flick where the "Horror" happens outside of the iconic house from the Margot Kidder/James Brolin original, it's no surprise to find "A New Generation" deviating even further from the original formula than before.

Not that twisting the formula is such a bad thing -- it sort of worked in "Amityville 1992: It's About Time" (sort of) -- but the execution leaves quite a bit to be desired. For those keeping score, "Amityville: A New Generation" is the seventh installment in the shockingly long-winded and consistently mediocre "Amityville Horror" franchise. It's to be expected that the film isn't exactly top-notch material, but even judging it as a b-movie doesn't do it justice. The plot, if you can call it that, is really just an excuse for the presence of some admittedly cool paintings and softcore nudity (its only redeeming features, really). The horror in this "Amityville Horror" is in its banality. There is simply no tension to be found, and the bloodshed is kept to a minimum.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I really do believe in the devil now June 7, 2007
God help us all if anyone thinks this movie comes close to the original Amityville Horror. This "New Generation" version is pretty bad. If I'm watching a horror movie and absolutely nothing comes along to make me feel scared, something is seriously wrong with it (keep in mind- I'm easily scared!) To say this movie is flawed isn't enough- it was just a really bad attempt to continue the series and falling flat because of lack of suspense. The storyline was okay, and all the actors were alright, but this is just a really bad low budget film. Avoid it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Fare: Exploring the Ghosts December 13, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Definitely Low Budget, but with High Production values.

If you have a 5.1 surround that has an emulator mode, you will need it for this, since the audio is not for surround, and looks like a VHS to DVD transfer( of good Quality).The emulation mode will pay back with scares during the spooky scenes.

The story surrounds the mirror, but all is not what it seems. I have memories of watching this when it first came out, and it scared me then, as it does now. Mostly good cast, with a couple of extremely good people, and this makes the angle on the mirror story take flight in the best possible way. Definitely B grade, but at the price it is here, its worth it, and it does scare. The Amityville Curse "Schtick" is just an excuse for the basic story, but it works. If you can't afford a more expensive scarey film, then this is a good , VERY good alternative.
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