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The Amityville Moon

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dumb werewolf movie has blood, gore, violence.

Movie R 2021 92 minutes
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This is a dumb werewolf movie that's not really a sequel. The Amityville Moon does have the word "Amityville" in its title, and it's set in Amityville, New York, and that's where the similarities end between this movie and previous movies in a franchise that seems to get even worse with each new title. The characters -- stern nun, rebellious runaway, surly biker, maverick cop, etc. are like watching a Cliche Parade march down Fifth Avenue. The story isn't any better, with the added touch of extreme clunkiness. Some scenes are utterly pointless, the character development is an exercise in overdoing it, and the werewolf's guttural howling is probably the best dialogue in the entire movie.

While it's not for lack of trying, the emotional range required for some of the more dramatic scenes of the movie (the scenes that don't involve getting clawed in the face by a werewolf) is clearly beyond the skillset of most of the actors involved. Some are better than others, and while no one expects Meryl Streep levels of Oscar-winning star turns, this is below the already rock-bottom expectations of low-budget horror. It's just a really bad movie; there's nothing more to say about it.

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