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TRAUMAFESSIONS: Christopher Youngblood on The Amityville Horror

December 16th, 2007 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments


Years ago when I was younger one of my brothers and a few of his friends were talking about THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and how scary it was. I eventually talked my older brother Dan into letting me watch it…BIG mistake! At the film’s end, I thought “That wasn’t too scary,” but I was dreaming if I thought I would find sleep that night or any night anytime soon. That movie had such a profound effect on me that I was not able to sleep for nearly two weeks. My parents eventually had to take me to a therapist to help me with my insomnia. That movie terrified me so badly, and my brother was in the doghouse for a long time for showing that to me! What scared me so bad is that I thought it was all true and that something like that could happen to me as well. There are not many things that scare me on this planet, but the Devil does. To this day that movie still gives me the creeps!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ericNo Gravatar // Dec 17, 2007 at 1:40 am

    the first two Amityville films are horrifying.I might even say the second one is worse! One scene that cracks me up and scares me at the same time is the ridiculous flying paint brushes that create a giant mural in the attic of bloodthirsty pigs with crazy eyes and stuff written like “Dishonor they father” just totally warped shit!

  • 2 IrvingWallaceNo Gravatar // Dec 19, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I love all 9 amityville films, but personally my fav would have to be Amityville Dollhouse. that movie is really good, and way overlooked. That giant rat that reminds me of the movie Nightmares, and the creepy ass zombie dad are awesome.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Dec 19, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    I love Amityville Dollhouse as well, the burnt up dad zombie was great. The T.V movie Amityville: The evil escapes was good as well and Part 2, THE POSSESSION is damn brilliant and definitely my favorite!

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