My Amityville

My Amityville Horror (2012)

My Amityville Horror first published by EyeforFilm At the end of 1975, Kathleen and George Lutz and their three children moved into a large house on Ocean Drive, in Amityville, Rhode Island, where the previous occupants had been viciously murdered by their own patriarch. 28 days later, the Lutzes fled the house, never to go back…

Hostage

Hostage to the Devil (2016)

There is always more than one side to a story. Marty Stalker’s documentary Hostage to the Devil shows interviewees asserting that Father Malachi Martin‘s death from a cerebral haemorrhage in 1999 was due to interventions either from agents of his political enemies in Rome, or from Satan himself. The fact that he was 78 at…

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

First published by SciFiNow “There’s a case in Long Island he’d like to discuss.” In James Wan’s The Conjuring, this last line spoken by Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) to her husband Ed (Patrick Wilson) alludes to the couple’s most famous (and most filmed) paranormal investigation at Amityville. In fact, Farmiga had originally said ‘in London’, conjuring the…

Conjuring

The Conjuring (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks. “Nothing’s a toy – not even the toy monkey.” This is how demonologist Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) describes to a journalist the artefacts, collected from countless cases, that he and his wife Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) keep locked safely away in their home. We have already been introduced to a devilish…