The Amityville Curse is a joint American/Canadian horror film of the haunted house subgenre. It is the fifth film in the Amityville Horror film series. The movie was directed by Tom Berry with a script written by Michael Krueger, Doug Olson and Norvell Rose. It was produced by Allegro Films and released direct-to-video on May 7th, 1990.
Although the original Amityville Horror is loosely inspired by the DeFeo murders of 1974, the exploits of deranged killer Ronald DeFeo, Jr. are only briefly referenced in this film.
This is the second film directed by Tom Berry and his first film in the horror genre. He previously directed the Canadian drama, Something About Love.
This is Michael Krueger's fourth and final film as a screenwriter. It is also his fourth film in the horror genre. Krueger passed away on August 27th, 1990 at the age of 39; three months after the release of this film.
This is the first, and to date, only film co-written by Doug Olson. He has also worked as a producer on two other horror films.
This is the first film work for Norvell Rose as a story writer.