Original movie house being prepared for filming

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Original movie house being prepared for filming

Post by Fr Dennis Kibbler » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:02 pm

Here's pictures of the Amityville Horror movie house being prepared for filming.

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Post by msmart112 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:08 pm

Great pics! :wink:
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Post by kudzu » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:30 am

Those are awesome! Thanks.

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Post by Chichibcc » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:55 am

That's pretty cool! I'd never seen those before.

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Post by dnddad324 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:57 am

Awesome find Marty!!!!
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Post by KevinW » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:02 am

Those are sweet. I love seeing new pics of the movie house, especially since my dream house will look like it. :)

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Post by Fr Dennis Kibbler » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:35 pm

I'm wondering if the sun porch that faced the river on the movie house was a fake add-on for the film, because it is not shown in the top pic. They must not have built it on yet.
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Post by eber3 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:05 pm

I thought they just found a house that looked like the real one. I didn't know they faked the look, from the roof line to the end walls. Wow.

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Post by KevinW » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:53 pm

Reg Read wrote:I'm wondering if the sun porch that faced the river on the movie house was a fake add-on for the film, because it is not shown in the top pic. They must not have built it on yet.
In that top pic, you're looking at the end of the movie house that faces the driveway where the dining room and kitchen are located. The sun porch is on the other end of the house, visible in the second picture. In the more recent pics of this house (where it is painted blue), the sun porch is still there.

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Post by Fr Dennis Kibbler » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:42 am

Oh ok. I get it now. Thanks.
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Post by evanguy2004 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:27 am

Good point.....The 1/4 moon windows are on the other side of the house over the sun porch. In the movie house did they put the 1/4 moon windows on both sides of the house? Those are great pictures. Its amazing to me how someone would let a movie company come in and bang nails into their house and build fake roofs and stuff. There had to be a ton of money in it for the owner to one let them bang holes in the wood that they would later remove but to be subjected to droves of movie rubber neckers for years to come. Does anyone know if they kept the house looking that way during all of the first three movies filmed on that location? What was the period of time that passed from the filming of the first movie to the 3 movie? My guess is that they most have left the house looking like that once the first movie was filmed. I mean to tear all that work down and then come back to build it again would take a lot of work!!

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:43 am

Yep, they had to redo it for each movie!

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Post by SwingMan » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:35 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:Yep, they had to redo it for each movie!
What I'd like to know is if there were any interior shots filmed in the actual Tom's River house? I'd guess most of the original (George back from the boathouse, Greg's hand in the window, busted door aftermath etc.), with II and 3-D being sets.

Also, has anyone who's been able to sit through the first half hour of 3-D noticed that the 1/4 moon windows facing the driveway were changed to regular rectangular windows in that installment?
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Post by KevinW » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:49 am

evanguy2004 wrote:Good point.....The 1/4 moon windows are on the other side of the house over the sun porch. In the movie house did they put the 1/4 moon windows on both sides of the house?
In the first two movies, the 1/4 moon windows were on both ends. In the third, they only were on the end with the sun porch facing the river.

However, that introduced a blooper with the interior. If you go in the front door, the end with the famous windows is on the right. Going up the stairs and doing a 180 around the bannister, that end of the house is to your left. Going across the hall, up the stairs, and doing another 180 around the bannister, and the end of the house facing the river is on the right again. However, in the third movie, they go into the bedroom on the left, and that's where the 1/4 moon windows were. At the end of the movie after the house blows up, Susan's doll went from the end of the house facing the driveway to being out towards the river.

Of course, showing the regular windows outside in that brief shot could have been by accident, but with the doll going out the wrong end of the house, I don't know.

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Post by Chichibcc » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:43 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote:Yep, they had to redo it for each movie!
Oh, boy...what a headache that must have been.

I wonder why the studio just didn't consider building a replica of the real house from scratch? In some ways, that might have made more sense, especially when filming the sequels.

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Post by evanguy2004 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:18 pm

Does anyone want to anty up a guess on what a movie company would pay someone to use their house for a movie?

Also from all of my time on these boards I have only seen pictures of the movie house they used for the first three movies and the remake. How come nobody ever posts up pictures from the house they used in movies 4,5,6 and 7? Where did they film those movies? Was the house just not cool looking? To be honest I probably saw the first three movies and then lost interest in the story movie franchise. I did however see the remake in 2005.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:33 pm

chichibcc wrote:I wonder why the studio just didn't consider building a replica of the real house from scratch? In some ways, that might have made more sense, especially when filming the sequels.
Simply because they made one film at time. A sequel came along if the subsequent chapter made money.

And I believe all interiors were filmed at studios. The only shots inside the Tom's River house are when the exterior needed to be seen...

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Post by Chichibcc » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:54 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote:
chichibcc wrote:I wonder why the studio just didn't consider building a replica of the real house from scratch? In some ways, that might have made more sense, especially when filming the sequels.
Simply because they made one film at time. A sequel came along if the subsequent chapter made money.

And I believe all interiors were filmed at studios. The only shots inside the Tom's River house are when the exterior needed to be seen...
Thank you...I had also been wondering about how they did the interior shots.

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Post by evanguy2004 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:21 am

Usually all interior shots done in movies are done on a sound stage. However I do believe there had to be several shots that you mentioned that were also shot in the house. I always find it amazing on how they film and shoot a movie. When its done good it may look like they are in the kitchen of the house but if you were to back up the cameras you would see they are in a sound studio on some back lot in Hollywood.

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Post by kudzu » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:09 am

Didn't Margot say something in the "Get Out" documentary about the interiors? I recall some talk about shooting through the open front door of the Tom's River house and they had to dress the foyer to match their sets or something. It has been a while since I saw it though.

Then again, Margot has also said they were shooting at the real house so her credibility does come into question.

Those interiors in the first film do look like studio sets to me....especially the third floor bedroom where that tree limb is practically touching the quarter-moon window.

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Post by Architect of light 75 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:28 am

Hey Reg Read.

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This is neat, thanks!!

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