Cinema: Bumping Along

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Screenplay by Sandor Stem

This is a highly melodramatized version of Novelist Jay Anson's allegedly factual bestseller about a nice normal family who moved into a haunted house on Long Island and then found themselves psychologically terrorized by things that go bump in the night. It has become one of the summer's top grossing movies despite the fact that the people who made it seem to have been of two minds about their story. On the one hand, they are tediously documentary about every odd manifestation of the unseen world at work, and the accretion...

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