The Amityville Curse (1990)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby, English

A Canadian horror film directed by Tom Berry.

Plot Summary

Unaware of its past, Marvin and his wife Debbie move into the haunted house. But soon they and their friends are soon being menaced by supernatural forces.


Directed by: Tom Berry
© 162705 Canada Inc., 1989
An Allegro Films production. With the participation of CFCF Inc.
Executive Producers: A.B. Goldberg, Tom Berry
Produced by: Franco Battista
Screenplay by: Michael Krueger, Norvell Rose
Based on the Book The Amityville Curse by: Hans Holzer
Story Adaptation by: Michael Krueger, Doug Olson, Norvell Rose
Director of Photography: Rodney Gibbons
Edited by: Franco Battista
Original Music: Milan Kymlicka
Location Sound Recordist: Michel Lorion
Wardrobe/Design: Trixi Fortier
Make-up: Francine Gagnon
Hairdresser: Roxy d'Alonzio
Special Make-up Effects: Patrick Shearn
Prosthetic Make-up Effects: R.S. Cole [real name: Ron Cole]
Mechanical Effects Coordinator: John Walsh
Production Designer: Richard Tassé
Casting: Anne Tait, Elite Productions

Kim Coates (Frank)
Dawna Wightman (Debbie)
Helen Hughes (Mrs Moriarty)
David Stein (Marvin)
Anthony Dean Rubes (Bill)
Cassandra Gava (Abigail)
Jan Rubes (priest)
Norris Domingue (detective)
Scott Howard [real name: Scott Yaphe] (thin boy)
Mark Camacho (Krabel)
Tyrone Benskin (video technician)
Ali Giron (waitress)
Griffith Brewer (local)
Ted A. Bohus (ghoul)

Alternative Titles

Amitivilski uzas 5: Prokletstvo Amitivila – Serbian title
Amityville 5 – working title
Amityville 5: A Maldição de Amityville – Brazilian title
Amityville 5: La maldición de Amityville – Spanish title
Amityville 5: Η Κατάρα του Άμιτιβιλ – Greek title
Amityville, la malédiction – French Canadian title
Amityville: il ritorno – Italian title
Amityvillen kirous – Finnish title
Amityvilles forbannelse – Norwegian title
Amityvilles förbannelse – Swedish title
Az átkozottak – Hungarian title
Jeszcze raz Amityville – Polish title
A Maldição de Amityville – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Mansión maldita – Mexican title
The Amityville Curse: Der Fluch – West German title
Η Κατάρα του Άμιτιβιλ – Greek title
Проклятие Амитивилля – Russian title
続・悪魔の棲む家 – Japanese title

Sequel to
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Amityville 3-D (1983)
Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes (1989)

Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Amityville: Dollhouse (1996)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)


Cinefantastique vol.21 no.1 (July 1990) p.14 – illustrated production notes (Coming: The Amityville Curse by Steven J. Lehti)
The Dark Side November 1991 p.37 – review
Sight & Sound vol.1 no.9 (January 1992) p.59 – video review (by Mark Kermode)
Slaughterhouse no.1 p.50 – review

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.23 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.17