A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No positive messages.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models.
One of the lead characters is African American. Women have equal representation among the zombie population, for what that's worth.
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Violence & Scariness
Horror/zombie movie violence. Dead bodies in a military base; graphic, bloody, and gory. Zombies shot at with shotguns, shot in the head. Zombies eat limbs, live flesh. Zombie rips skin off face. Face biting. Dead bodies in morgue. Animated dead bodies in morgue. Stabbing.
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Strong language throughout, including "f--k." Also: "a--hole," "apes--t," "s--t," "son of a bitch," "damn," "ass," "pissed," "goddammit." Middle finger gesture.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Amityville Uprising is an incredibly stupid 2022 horror movie in which acid rain from an explosion on a military base turns people into zombies. Aside from the title, it has absolutely nothing (aside from it being set in Amityville, New York) to do with the original The Amityville Horror movie from 1979. Expect zombie horror violence, bad acting, and cheap CGI effects. Dead bodies are found on a military base -- some blood and gore. Cops fight zombies with rifles and guns -- shooting one in the head. Zombies bite faces, rip the skin off faces, eat the arm flesh of the living. Strong language throughout, including "f--k." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
If terrible and stupid movies were war crimes, this movie would be put on trial at The Hague and found guilty by unanimous verdict. Amityville Uprising doesn't even evoke the laughter of a "so bad, it's good" so much as it evokes a cry for help and a fervent prayer to the heavens that those responsible for these movies will stop making bad movies with the word "Amityville" in the title. The "uprising" in the title refers to a zombie outbreak in a police precinct, but there's so much that's clunky and idiotic before that even happens, by the time the zombie attacks begin, it's impossible to determine why it took so long.
As bad CGI clouds form over poor beleaguered Amityville, the cops talk about, among other things, food, their relationship statuses, their crushes on newscasters, the poor hygiene habits of the coroner down in the morgue. There are no calls to the station about this emergency, even as newscasters and weather people implore their viewers to stay inside. Actors are constantly being asked to express emotion to traumatic events that are so clearly out of their limited range it grows tiresome instead of ironically funny. It's the latest in a long-enough string of lousy movies with "Amityville" in the title; one would think Amityville public officials would take a stand to stop their village from getting continually besmirched by these terrible non-sequels. Maybe "The East Rockaway Horror" doesn't have the same ring to it, but here's hoping that this is the movie in which Amityvillians kindly ask that bad horror movies find a new Long Island hamlet already.
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