The Amityville Playhouse – also known as The Amityville Legacy and Amityville Theater – is a 2015 British horror feature film directed by John R. Walker (The Great British Massacre; Ouijageist) from a screenplay by Steve Hardy (Ouijageist).
The movie stars Monèle LeStrat, Linden Baker, Kennie Benoit, Hollie Anne Kornik, Eva Kwok, Logan Russell, Gary Martin, and Ania Marson.
Following the tragic death of her parents Fawn Harriman discovers she has inherited a theatre in the town of Amityville. Along with three friends, she decides to spend the weekend looking the place over.
Meanwhile, one of her high school teachers begins an investigation into the village’s past and makes a connection with something that goes back beyond recorded history…
“It would be unfair to single out any performance in particular as amateurish, since the acting across the board is uniformly terrible. The wooden line delivery and expressionless faces might be amusing if it were not heartbreaking to think some of these young greenhorns might believe they have promising futures as professional thespians.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt
“The film is very light on scares and gore, no surprise considering the age rating (UK – 15) but it does have occasional moments that momentarily chill such as the theatre performance that sees the audience turning to look at Fawn. Effective but like much of this film it chooses to drag it out rather than keeping it short and sharp.” Carl Fisher, Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“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.” Florita A., Hell Horror
“Many red-markers will not agree with me on this one but some of the actors, especially Eva Kwok and the director himself, seem quite natural on screen for the most part. However, the direction and technical work have, sadly, been unripe.” Leaky Loonage
The film was previously released in the UK on 13th April 2015 and in the US on DVD by 4 Digital Media on June 23, 2015.
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