aka Amityville 1992 – It’s About Time, The Amityville Horror 6
92 min., 1992
Written by John G. Jones/Christopher DeFaria/Antonio Toro
Directed by Tony Randel
My rating: ★★
Yeah! About time to stop watching this shit!
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The movie begins with an old lady walking down the street and stopping in front of a house. While she’s staring at it, a car pulls up and Jacob Sterling (Stephen Macht) gets out with a box. He enters the house and the old lady sees that it turns briefly into the Amityville house. Jacob says hello to his old girlfriend (and the one who was watching the kids while he was gone), Andrea Livingston (Shawn Weatherly), and shows the rest of the family, son Rusty (Damon Martin) and daughter Lisa (Megan Ward) what he got. =It’s a clock! You see, while destroying houses to make way for better ones, he found this and decided to take it home. No one is impressed and they just go on about their everyday lives. Lisa flirts with her boyfriend, Rusty plays guitar and ditches school to play chess with an old lady named Iris Wheeler (Nita Talbot), and Jacob goes for a run, but he is attacked by a dog and gets bed ridden. Blah, blah, blah, more stuff happens and the clock is starting to mess with time (big surprise). Will they be able to stop the clock in…time? (I can’t believe that I just made that joke, shoot me now.)
Everyone is quite average in their acting, with nothing to rave about but nothing to really bitch about. Damon Martin does a pretty darn good job as the misunderstood teen that turns (almost) into a hero. Stephen Macht’s transformation into madness is done very well and when he has finally lost his mind, you really do believe it (okay for the most part at least). Andrea is really the only one that tends to overact, and when she overacts she really let’s it all go, with every line being delivered with an absurd amount of determination and the body movements of a epileptic having a seizure. Then again sometimes all of them start to lean to the really hammy side, but it’s kinda expected and you just forgive it.
The effects are actually pretty good in some spots. The dog attack and the aftermath is very well done, but then again, the wound does start to look pretty silly after a while. Most of the other effects are simple camera tricks, but they are done pretty good. Again, they sometimes fall to the silly side, but even then it just feels right and acceptable.
What can I say about this movie other than…okay with a good dash of fun. There isn’t really anything great about it, but then again there isn’t anything too terrible about it either. The acting is okay and the effects range from great to downright terrible, and the story isn’t anything new. I actually did enjoy this one and would suggest it to some people, but just don’t expect anything groundbreaking. It’s just a very average horror movie that’s good for a fun night of popcorn and mindless escapism. If you have some spare time you should check it out and enjoy the okayness.Have You Read...?