Amityville 3-D (1983)

USA, 1983
105m, 8370 feet
35mm, ArriVision 3D, SpaceVision 3D, colour, 2.35:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Richard Fleischer.

Plot Summary

The Baxtor family are the latest residents of the Amityville house and before long, their daughter is dead in a boating accident. But her mother continues to see the dead girl around the house and her husband calls upon a paranormal investigator to help.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
© MCMLXXXIII [1983] by Dino De Laurentiis Corporation
Metro Goldwyn Mayer [logo]. Dino De Laurentiis presents a Richard Fleischer film. An Orion Pictures release
Produced by: Stephen F. Kesten
Written by: William Wales
Director of Photography: Fred Schuler
3-D Coordinator: Tibor Sands
Film Editor: Frank J. Urioste
Music by: Howard Blake
Sound Mixer: Manuel Topete
Costume Designer: Clifford Capone
Hair Stylist: Anthony Cortino
Makeup Illusions: John Caglione Jr
Special Makeup: Vincent Callaghan
Special Effects Coordinator: Michael Wood
Special Effects Supervisor: Jeff Jarvis
Optical Visual Effects: Gary Platek, Jex FX
Art Director: Giorgio Postiglione
Casting by: Feuer & Ritzer

Cast
Tony Roberts (John Baxter)
Tess Harper (Nancy Baxter)
Robert Joy (Elliot West)
Candy Clark (Melanie)
John Beal (Harold Caswell)
Leora Dana (Emma Caswell)
John Harkins (Clifford Sanders)
Lori Loughlin (Susan Baxter)
Meg Ryan (Lisa)
Neill Barry (Jeff)
Pete Kowanko (Roger)
Rikke Borge (Elliot’s assistant)
Carlos Romano (David Cohler)
Josephina Echanove (Dolores)
Jorge Zepeda (van driver)
Raquel Pankowsky (sensory woman)
Paco Pharres (maintenance man)

Alternative Titles

Amityville 3 – France
Amityville III – Italy
Amityville III: The Demon
Amityville: The Demon
Huset som gud glömde 3
– Sweden
El pozo del infierno – Spanish
Saatanan riivaama – Finland

Sequel to
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

Sequels
Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)
The Amityville Curse (1990)
Amityville: It’s About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Amityville: Dollhouse (1997)
Amityville 2000 (2000)

References

Periodicals

  • Boxoffice vol.120 (February 1984) p.R29 – review (by B. Krohn)
  • Cinefantastique vol.13 no.6/vol.14 no.1 (September-October 1983) p.34 – illustrated note (by James Van Hise)
  • Cinefantastique vol.14 n.3 (1984) p.58 – illustrated review (Script cliches sidetrack yet another trip to Amityville by P. Curren); illustrated article (Special effects in Amityville 3-D enliven stock cliches by Michael Mayo)
  • Cinefantastique vol.14 no.3 (May 1984) p.58 – illustrated credits, review (by Patrick Curren)
  • City Limits no.137 (18 May 1984) p.30 – review (by Kim Newman)
  • The Film Journal vol.87 (January 1984) pp.15-16 – review (by M. Neuhauser)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.10 no.3 (May/June 2005) p.62 – DVD review (The Laserphile: Amityville Horrors by Andy Dursin)
  • Films and Filming no355 (April 1984) pp.31-32 – review (by Neil Sinyard)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.279 no.29 22 November 1983] pp.3, 35 – review (by Garry Putzer)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.51 (March 1984) p.73 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (by Kim Newman)
  • New Musical Express 19 May 1984 pp.26-27 – illustrated review (by Cynthia Rose)
  • Screen International no.438 (24 March 1984) p.18 – review (by Marjorie Bilbow)
  • Sight & Sound vol.10 no.12 (December 2000) p.61 – video review (by Geoffrey Macnab)
  • Sight & Sound vol.14 no.12 (December 2004) p.74 – DVD review (by Matthew Leyland)
  • Starburst no.69 (May 1984) p.39 – illustrated review (by Alan Jones)
  • Time Out no.717 (17 May 1984) p.49 – illustrated review (by Anne Billson)
  • Variety vol.313 (23 November 1983) p.14 – credits, review (by Jagr)
  • Visions no.26 (February 1985) p.24 – article (by C.H. Felix)

Newspapers

  • The New York Times vol.133 (20 November 1983) p.68 – review (by Janet Maslin)

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.385 – illustrated credits, review
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.18 – credits, synopsis
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.13-14
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.295-297 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester pp.33-34 – credits, synopsis, review