The Amityville Horror

Continuity mistake: When the stairs are first shown, there's carpet up the middle of the stairs. At the end when they flee the house it's gone.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where the two priests are driving to the Lutz house and the car goes out of control, they alternate between shots of Rod Steiger and Don Stroud. The car's windows switch between closed and open in various shots. (00:42:00)

Continuity mistake: When the dog is pulling George out of the black muck at the end, he's pulling on a piece of George's shirt. But when it cuts to another angle, the dog turns to run away and the piece of shirt is suddenly gone.


Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when the Lutzs' get in their van and drive off; they stop near a dead end sign when George gets out and goes back to get Harry. When he and Harry get back to the van and drive off, the van is farther from the dead end sign than it were before. (01:51:45 - 01:55:25)

Daniel McGann

Continuity mistake: When George stops the van and runs to the house, you see a long distance shot of the van as George gets out. Later on, when George falls in the black/red sludge under the stairs and the shot switches to the van again, it is the exact same shot as before. Right before the shot switches to the family in the van, you can actually see the van driver-side door opening as George gets out. (01:52:05 - 01:53:05)

Continuity mistake: When it shows the front door, the structure of the door changes throughout the film.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when it shows the outside of the house, we hear Ronald DeFeo killing his family with a gun. But during the house tour, when it shows the murders from the inside point of view, the number of gunshots fired is different than when we heard it from the outside of the house.

Revealing mistake: You can see Jackie's knuckles are already bloody BEFORE she starts pounding on the closet door.

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Kathy Lutz: What's going on? Have you all gone mad? George.

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Trivia: When James Brolin was offered the role of George Lutz, he was informed that they didn't have a script to give him. James bought a copy of the novel and began to read it. At two o'clock in the morning, while reading a very intense part of the book, a pair of pants that he had hung up earlier fell to the ground causing him to jump in fright. After that, James agreed to do the film.

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