The Amityville Horror

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

Revealing mistake: At times throughout the movie there's a superimposed thunderstorm that rumbles or cracks every few seconds, purely for dramatic effect, and sounds exactly the same.

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Revealing mistake: When the lady is showing George and Kathy the kitchen, she casts two shadows because of the stage lights above her head.

Revealing mistake: When Matthew and Gregory go downstairs to answer the door, it's aunt Helena. Right before she pinches Matthew's cheek, you can see it's already red from a previous take.

Revealing mistake: When Kathy goes to her daughter's window to shut it, the red eyes that appear outside during the dramatic horror effects are too wide apart to be a small child's eyes.

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Suggested correction: It's the demonic pig-like entity outside (you even lightly hear the sound of a boar snorting), not a little girl's ghost. Hence, the eyes are further apart. But even beyond that, given it's a supernatural, potentially demonic being, real-world logic (such as having a consistent head shape) doesn't necessarily apply anyway.

TedStixon

Suggested correction: What Kathy saw in the window was Jody the pig. (I know it's stupid).

Revealing mistake: When the real estate lady is showing George and Kathy the rounds of the house, the studio lights are in the reflection of her glasses.

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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)

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Kathy Lutz: I just wish that... all those people hadn't died here. I mean... ugh! A guy kills his whole family. Doesn't that bother you?
George: Well, sure, but... houses don't have memories.

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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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Question: What is up with that pig thing in the window? Does it have anything do to do with anything?

Answer: That's Jodie. In the book and the supposed "true" story, the Lutz' daughter said Jodie could appear to her in any form he wanted, but usually looked like a pig.

Answer: According to the book (and you can take that for what it is worth), one of the characters saw a pair of glowing red eyes in a window. Later they went outside and found pig tracks in the snow. That is what this scene is trying to convey.

Guy

Answer: The answer that mentions that the pig thing in the window is supposed to be Jodie is correct. However, in the broader spectrum of things, the appearance or the sounds of animals (squeals, growls, etc.) during a haunting is supposed to mean that the haunting is demonic in nature, which the haunting in this story obviously was.

dewinela

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