The Amityville Playhouse (2015) Movie Review

The Amityville Playhouse (2015)

2015 | Horror
99 minutes /

User Score: 39/100

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The Amityville Playhouse Review


Following the tragic death of her parents Fawn Harriman discovers she has inherited a theatre in the town of Amityville...

The Amityville Playhouse (2015) is a Canadian English horror movie that was originally titled Amityville Playhouse (2015). Director John R. Walker (No Justice Just Us (2009), Cry Wolf (2011), DeadTime (2012)) did an awful job picking his first movie to direct. I am not sure if this guy has potential or if his potential was shown in this film. The Amityville Playhouse does not have anything much to do with the events surrounding The Amityville Horror (1979) except for both movies taking place in Amityville, New York. Ha, how could I forget this one, both movies also have ghost/apparitions wandering around. The Amityville Playhouse did not surround itself with the story of the real Amityville events and the script appeared original (far from the actual happenings). I gave this movie a one because of the creative photo image that was appealing to the eye. The image was spooky, detailed and gave me an eerie feeling. This movie revolves around a haunted theater in Amityville instead of the usual 112 Ocean Avenue house.

Fawn Harriman (Monele LeStrat) has inherited a playhouse in Amityville after her parent’s tragic deaths. Fawn decided to invite a few friends to join her in the playhouse for a weekend of fun that ultimately turned into a weekend of dreadful disaster. Fawn’s teacher did not feel right about Fawn’s inheritance and thought to dig a little into the history. She found out about the village’s past and tried to help them by racing to their rescue, but watch the movie if you dare to encounter total boredom. I was intrigued to see what happened after she inherited the theater but soon became greatly disappointed. There was no intense thrills, suspense, scares, frights or nothing to excite the viewer for more than a few seconds.

There is not much to say about this movie except that I constantly watched the time, and my mind was wandering off most of the time. I am more generous towards independent cinema, but it was very hard for me to find good words for this movie - feeling disappointed. There is nothing worth mentioning because the acting, sound effects, set, cinematography and everything about the movie was horrible.

About The Amityville Playhouse (2015)

Title: The Amityville Playhouse
AKA: Amityville Playhouse
Year: 2015
Runtime: 99 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 0.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.95/5 stars from 23 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 23
Starring: Karen Tusa, John R. Walker, Ania Marson, Eva Kwok, Jayen Lowe, Logan Russell, Kira Patterson, Spencer Banks, Jordon Shand, Cheryl Burfield, Tiana Diehl, Emily Diehl-Reader, Gary Martin, Andy Tea, Mike Reader, Ian Donnelly, Mellissa Borkent, Neilum Raqia, Jim c**kburn, Lesley Scoble, Danny Lee, Kay Mowbray, Monèle LeStrat, Rhodri Jones, Linden Baker, Samantha Boswell, Kennie Benoit, Josh Jackson, Hollie Anne Kornik, Harrison Lowe
Writers: Steve Hardy, John R. Walker
Director: John R. Walker

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