The horror movie is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name. Like the original, it is based on the book, The Amityville Horror, written by Jay Anson in 1977, which chronicles a real-life paranormal incident in a Long Island house.
Set in the 1970s, the film is about a newly married couple — George Lutz (Ryan Reynolds) and Kathy (Melissa George) — who move into a house with Kathy’s three children.
Unbeknownst to them, the house was the site of a grisly mass murder. Soon, the family begins to experience strange happenings. As apparitions and demonic entities appear before them, George becomes possessed and attempts to kill his wife and the children.