Is ‘Amityville Ride-Share’ Secretly Self-Aware? [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” We’ve finally arrived at the first of ten 2023 Amityville titles! First up is writer/director Jack Hunter II’s Amityville Ride-Share, a ~60 minute found footage film featuring […]

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‘Ghosts of Amityville’ Unleashes the ‘Amityville Clown’ [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” It’s time to finally cross the last Amityville title of 2022 off the list and what better title to close out the year than Jt Kris’ Ghosts […]

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‘Amityville Thanksgiving’ Fails to Cook Up a Tasty Meal [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Co-written and co-directed by Will Collazo Jr and Julie Anne Prescott (who acted in Thomas J. Churchill’s The Amityville Harvest), Amityville Thanksgiving is something of a curiousity. […]

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Lock ‘Amityville Cop’ Up and Throw Away The Key [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Part of the structure of this editorial series is working through the Amityville “franchise” in chronological order, so it was surprising to discover that Amityville Cop (2021) […]

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Is ‘Amityville in the Hood’ Parody or Just Kinda Racist? [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” There’s an uneasy tension in Amityville in the Hood (2021) between intentional parody and uncomfortable racism. How much of the film’s stereotypical depiction of Compton, which includes […]

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‘Amityville Hex’ Is a Low-Point Even for This “Franchise” [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” There’s something simultaneously exciting and horrifying about discovering the worst entry of the Amityville “franchise” more than 35 films in. And yet, Amityville Hex truly is *that* […]

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‘Amityville in Space’ Fails to Live Up to the Fun of Its Own Title [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” The law of horror movie franchises is that eventually, without fail, you go to space. It’s fitting, then, that the final outing for prolific Amityville writer/director Mark […]

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‘Amityville Scarecrow 2’ – The Killer Scarecrow Returns for Another Round [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” One year after the release of Amityville Scarecrow, we get the sequel Amityville Scarecrow 2 (2022). Unlike other sequels in the “franchise,” however, this second entry boasts […]

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‘Amityville Uprising’ Wraps Up an Unofficial Trilogy with an Amityville Zombie Movie [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” With Amityville Uprising, Thomas J. Churchill joins illustrious company as the only director of three Amityville films (the other is Dustin Ferguson, who we’ll return to in […]

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‘Amityville Scarecrow’ Takes a Trip into the Amityville Cornfield [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Welcome back to a new year of The Amityville IP. With Amityville Scarecrow, this editorial series leaves behind the scant four “franchise” titles released in 2021 for […]

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‘Amityville Vampire’ Finally Explores An Anthology Format [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” For the first time in thirty texts, an Amityville film has adopted an anthology format. Amityville Vampire (2021), written by Carlos Perez and Tim Vigil (who also […]

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‘Amityville Cult’ Delivers a Familiar, Drawn Out Story [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Amityville Cult begins with a solid hook: a young man is stabbed to death on a beach by a robed figure. Following a time/location jump, writer/director Trey […]

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‘The Amityville Moon’ Is a Better Werewolf Film Than Amityville Film [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Two entries ago, we discussed Thomas J. Churchill’s vampire-themed, title card only “franchise” entry, The Amityville Harvest. I knew that the writer/director had a sequel film, so […]

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‘An Amityville Poltergeist’ – The One That Shamelessly Rips Off J-Horror [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” Straight off the top, audiences going into An Amityville Poltergeist (2020) hoping to see objects flying around the famed Long Island house need to adjust their expectations. […]

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Overstuffed ‘The Amityville Harvest’ Is Four Movies In One [The Amityville IP]

Twice a month Joe Lipsett will dissect a new Amityville Horror film to explore how the “franchise” has evolved in increasingly ludicrous directions. This is “The Amityville IP.” The single biggest recurring question that has arisen over the course of this editorial series is “what constitutes an Amityville film?” It’s the basic impetus to go […]

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