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The Amityville Curse (1990)

Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 1990
Running Times: 91 mins
Format: colour
Ratio:
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Allegro Films
Executive Producers: Tom Berry, A.B. Goldberg
Producer: Franco Battista
Production Manager: Donald Brown
Unit Manager: Robert D. Morais
Production Coordinators: Suzanne French, Corinna Viereck

SCRIPT
Script: Michael Krueger, Norvell Rose
Story: Michael Krueger, Doug Olson, Norvell Rose
Book: Hans Holzer

DIRECTION
Director: Tom Berry
2nd Unit Director: Franco Battista
1st Assistant Director: John Rainey

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Rodney Gibbons
Lighting Technician: Pierre Rancourt
Camera Operator: Rodney Gibbons
2nd Unit Camera Operator: Georges Archambault
1st Assistant Camera: Ernie Kestler (uncredited)
Clapper Loader: Véronique Lehouck
Electricians: Eames Gagnon, William Ross
Key Grip: Jean-François Bourassa
Grip: Daniel Quirion
Camera Trainee: Bill St John
Stills: Ronald Diamond
Colour Timer: Pierre Campau
Laboratory: Bellevue Pathé Québec Inc., Montreal, Canada
Laboratory Coordinator: Serge Nadeau

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Franco Battista
Negative Cutter: Jim Campabanal

MUSIC
Music: Milan Kymlicka; Giuseppe Verdi (Cortigiani. vil razza (from Rigoletto))
Music Performed By: René Tucek and the Brno Janacek Opera Orchestra (directed by Josef Chaloupka) (Cortigiani. vil razza (from Rigoletto))
Song: Ralph Dillon, George Henderson (Lying Lips)
Song Performed By: Lenore Zann, Ralph Dillon (Lying Lips)
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave (Cortigiani. vil razza (from Rigoletto))
Music Production: Cantus Productions Ltd

SOUND
Location Sound Recordist: Michel Lorion
Boom Operator: Joachim Gélinas
Re-Recording Mixer: Frank Morrone
Re-Recording Engineers: Frank Morrone, James Porteous
Dialogue Editor: Ralph Chiaravalloti
Foley Recordist: D.D. Hill
Foley Artist: John 'Woody' Sievert
Sound Effects Editor: Gregory King
Audio Post-Production: Master's Workshop

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Francine Gagnon
Hair: Roxy d'Alonzio
Costume Designer: Trixi Fortier
Assistant Wardrobe: Martine Charron

SPECIAL MAKE UP EFFECTS
Make Up Effects: Patrick Shearn
Additional Make Up Effects: Michel Bougie
Special Make Up Effects Assistant: Ted A. Bohus
Prosthetic Make Up Effects: R.S. Cole

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects Coordinator: Ryal Cosgrove
Mechanical Effects Coordinator: John Walsh
Mechanical Effects: John Allen, Andrew Campbell, Ryal Cosgrove

VISUAL EFFECTS
Touchvision Coordinator: Jacques Bournival
Touchvision Assistants: Vince Di Clemente, David McCabe
Titles: Film Opticals

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: Richard Tassé
Property Master: Monique Desnoyers
Set Dresser: Fabrice Gabillaud
Assistant Set Dresser: Wayne Vickers
Head Scenic Painter: Peter Doig
Scenic Painters: Mario Dionne, Ingried Jurek, Stéphane Laplaine
Graphic Artists: Sylvain Gingras, Robert Mondoux
Draft Artist: Kim Karon

OTHER CREW
Continuity: Lorette Leblanc
Production Accountant: Nicola Minotti
Legal Counsel: Tony Duarte
Production Assistants: Simon Langlais, Terrence McCavour, André Normandin, Eva Novy, Geoffrey Patenaude
Assistant to Producer: Sean Dwyer
Assistant to Mr Rainey: Jodi Shuster
Studio Director: Jim Frank
Technical Advisor: Walter Klymkiw
Head Animal Trainer: Brian McMillan
Unit Publicist: Lisa Mighton
Insurance Brokers: Taillefer, Devine and Bernardi
Completion Bond: Film Finances Canada Ltd

STUNTS
Stunts: Stéphane Lefebvre, Alison Reid

CASTING
Casting: Anne Tait, Elite Productions

CAST
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)

AVAILABILITY

Canada
Theatrical Distributor: Les Films René Malo

UK
Video Distributor: Virgin Vision

USA
Theatrical Distributor: Vidmark Entertainment
Video Distributor: Trimark Video

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Australia
Rating: M

UK
Rating: 18

USA
Rating: R

TIMELINE

1990
May

7: USA - theatrical release

POSTER TAGS

A Return to the Most Dangerous House in the World

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Amityvillen kirous - Finnish title
Amityville: il ritorno - Italian title
Jeszcze raz Amityville - Polish title

LINKS

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

SEQUEL
Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Amityville: Dollhouse (1997)
Amityville 2000 (2000)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Cinefantastique vol.21 no.1 (July 1990) p.14 (USA)
illustrated production notes (Coming: The Amityville Curse by Steven J. Lehti)

The Dark Side November 1991 p.37 (UK)
review

Sight and Sound vol.1 no.9 (January 1992) p.59 (UK)
video review (by Mark Kermode)

Slaughterhouse no.1 p.50 (USA)
review

BOOKS

Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991 - 1992 p.23
credits, review

KEYWORDS

haunted houses; possession; poltergeists; sequels; the supernatural


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