Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)

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Few horror franchises are successful enough to make it past the 4th installment. Even fewer reach the double digits. Friday the 13th made it to 12, Halloween made it to 10, and both Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm Street dropped out at 9 (so far). Few people realize how close the Amityville franchise is on this list. Since the remake, 9 Amityville films have been made (not counting Bloodbath at the House of Death, a Amityville spoof). While most people shrug off sequels, one strange thing stands out about this list. Each franchise held their own (ignoring the remakes) and created a bounty of quality sequels. You can pop in any volume of Nightmare on Elm Street (again, besides the remake) and you will be entertained and surprised! Well Amityville 1992 falls right in these footsteps. With some first class horror movie acting and a genuinely scary story, It’s About Time still stands as my favorite in the series, and it’s number SIX! When the aspiring architect, Jacob Sterling, returns from Amityville with a vintage clock the family is delighted. As the days move on things go from bad to worse as the family slowly looses their mind and Andrea, Jacobs ex-girlfriend seems to be the only one with a hold on reality. The acting is fantastic. Yes, I just said that about a direct to vhs sequel, I SWEAR! Stephen Macht plays Jacob. We have seen him as the dad in Monster Squad and there’s something about him that jus works on screen. The daughter is played by Megan Ward who’s been in just about everything from the main chick in Freaked to Encino Man, Trancers 2 and 3, PCU and Joe’s Apartment. These two along with the rest hold 1992 together, keep it scary and deliver in ways you’ll never seen coming when you pop this baby into the vcr. It’s hard to know what really works about Amityville 1992 because the weird thing is: it’s actually scary. The acting, of course, helps a lot, as well as the score and some seamless editing. In the end we have to give it up to the writer. John Jones wrote the book Amityville: The Evil Escapes which 1992 was based off of. Although other lesser-known writers adapted the screenplay, the story is what really comes through in the film and makes it captivating to watch. Watching Amityville 1992: It’s About Time is a lesson to all these sequel haters out there. I know remakes are lame but sequels are not a guaranteed suck fest. There’s a lot of good sequels out there, some that even out shine their originals! Track down 1992 and watch it tonight! IMDB Amityville 1992: It's About Time HERE Buy Amityville 1992: It's About Time HERE