The Amityville Curse (novel)

The Amityville Curse is a prequel to The Amityville Horror written by Hans Holzer and released in 1981. A film adaptation titled The Amityville Curse was released direct-to-video in 1990.

The Amityille Curse
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AuthorHans Holzer
CountryUnited States
GenreHorror novel
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)


The plot is entirely fictional, detailing how the house at 112 Ocean Ave. was once a rectory where one of the priests died, and the house subsequently becoming haunted.


The book was given mixed reviews. It confused readers with why the house was haunted. This was because Holzer's 1979 book Murder in Amityville tells a different story on why the house is haunted.

Film adaptationEdit

A film adaptation loosely based on the book, The Amityville Curse, was released direct-to-video in 1990.[2]


  1. ^ Grimes, William (29 April 2009). "Hans Holzer, Ghost Hunter, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ "THE AMITYVILLE CURSE | British Board of Film Classification". Retrieved 4 July 2019.