My name is Nick and I’ve been a horror fan all of my life. My Dad got me into horror when I was a young kid, by taking my brothers and I to the comic book store. I remember browsing the new release rack and seeing Tales from the Crypt, the ’90s reprint. What awesome artwork those comics had, and only a $2 price tag! I became a huge fan, ended up subscribing to it and its related magazines, and even wrote them a letter which they published in Vault of Horror #11. Any horror magazine I could get my hands on (Creepy, Eerie, etc) I wanted, much to my Mother’s chagrin.
Being a kid during the video rental store boom, I was in awe of the covers and graphic artwork that lined the video store shelves, each one begging for your attention. I remember being able to pick a few titles for the weekend when I was out with my Dad. The Howling VI caught my eye one time and I remember handing it over to my Dad, who brought it to the counter while the clerk behind the mom ‘n’ pop shop said with a chuckle “so…the Howling 600 huh?” It was an amazing time to be a kid.
It was during these mid-nineties years that I was introduced to the extended Amityvile Horror franchise. I had caught a television-edited version of The Amityville Horror on one of the free tv network’s Dusk ’till Dawn segments, but before seeing the extended franchise releases in video rental stores, I’d had no idea that they even existed.
Something that was really fun was to rent an entire movie franchise on Friday and try to watch them all over the weekend. I was usually successful, but Amityville Horror has a lot of sequels. The latter ones seemed to bank more on the name than anything else and were straight-to-video, of varying quality. My intention with this site is to keep people up to date with the release of the latest installment, Amityville the Awakening (coming January 2017!), but also to provide a guide and commentary on the existing franchise’s releases. It’ll be a fun, nostalgic ride and I thank you for visiting.