To debunk the Amityville house's infamous reputation and take advantage of a rock-bottom asking price, skeptical journalist John Baxter buys the place and settles in to write his first novel. But as soon as the ink on the deed has dried, people who have come into contact with John and the house begin to meet with shocking fates. Is it all just coincidence, or is the house really the gateway to hell?

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  1. William Wales


  2. Richard Fleischer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tony Roberts

    Tony Roberts

    John Baxter

  2. Tess Harper

    Tess Harper

    Nancy Baxter

  3. Robert Joy

    Robert Joy

    Elliot West

  4. Candy Clark

    Candy Clark


  5. Leora Dana

    Leora Dana

    Emma Caswell

  6. John Beal

    John Beal

    Harold Caswell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue $6,333,135.00

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Release Information

  • November 18, 1983
    PG, Theatrical



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