Amityville: A New Generation
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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.Read more ›
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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its alright but not has good has the first ones i like my movie really scrayPublished 10 months ago by rosie
God help us all if anyone thinks this movie comes close to the original Amityville Horror. This "New Generation" version is pretty bad. Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by Bryan
In 1993, a year after AMITYVILLE: IT'S ABOUT TIME, another sequel was released and it was entitled, AMITYVILLE: A NEW GENERATION. Read morePublished on August 18, 2006 by Chad DeFeo
If your like me and want to have a hoobie of collecting the entier series of somthing then yea thats one of 3 reasons i gave it a 3 star rating
overall me and my... Read more
Above average low budget film about a mirror that carries the `evil'. An old mirror that used to be inside the original Amityville house is given to an artist... by a beggar. Read morePublished on February 14, 2004 by Sami El Alam