Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Amityville:It's About Time Review





Amityville:It's About Time is the sixth movie in the Amityville franchise. It is directed by Tony Randel and stars Stephen Macht, Shawn Weatherly and Megan Ward.


The movie begins at Burlwood Estates. A man called Jacob Sterling(Macht) is arriving home from a business trip. He is an architect and his two children Lisa(Ward) and Rusty(Damon Martin) are waiting for him, along with his ex-girlfriend,Andrea(Weatherly). He brings home an old clock that he found in an old house in Amityville. He is working there trying to build a new housing development.
He puts the clock on the mantelpiece. The clock is not a normal clock. It has a very loud ticking sound. The dog from next door comes over to the house and starts barking at the clock. Rusty comes down and sees the dog and then he sees the room change to a different place. He is confused.



The next day,Jacob is out for a run when he sees the neighbour and her dog. She lets the dog loose and it attacks Jacob. He ends up in hospital. Rusty goes to visit his elderly neighbour Iris(Nita Talbot) and tells her about the clock. She seems to know about it and she tells him that it needed a new home and it's his house. Andrea has to stay and look after Jacob as he is in a bad way. She calls over to the neighbour to tell her what happened with Jacob and her neighbour tells her that her dog was not anywhere near Jacob. Andrea sees that the dog is fine and is puzzled. Jacob starts to act very strangely. His wounds are very severe. Time changes in the house and Rusty  realises that he has lost time. Something unseen gets into bed with Andrea and she sees a figure covered in black tar .


The neighbours dog turns up dead. The cops come and they are looking for Rusty. They think that he killed the dog. Jacob is going insane and Andrea doesn't know what to do. Her boyfriend comes over and he gets spooked.Lisa turns evil and kills a boy from school in the basement. Iris figures out that the clock is causing all of these things to happen and she is going to tell Rusty when she gets killed.
Jacob has lost his mind and he is dangerous. Lisa is also dangerous and Rusty has to kill her when she turns on him. Rusty and Andrea try to tackle the clock. Rusty gets turned into a child and Andrea gets turned into an old woman when they try and destroy it. Andrea causes and explosion and the clock is destroyed. Time is altered and they end up back before the clock did its damage. The movie ends with Jacob bringing home the clock and Andrea smashes it up. They wonder why and she says that 'it's about time'. Rusty sees Iris and they share a knowing smile, suggesting that they remember what happened...


This film has nothing to do with Amityville. The house is mentioned but that is it. If you are hoping for a visit to the house, then forget it. The sequels are getting worse as I go along. I thought that this would be better, but it is just a standard movie with very little in the way of scares. I don't think that there were any scary moments in this. It was just like a TV movie. I watched it until the end to see what happens, but it was just mediocre and tedious. This was just so so and if you are looking for an exciting horror movie, then this certainly won't fit the bill. It was passable but only just. I will give it a 4/10.

6 comments:

John Nada said...

Thanks Jigsaw. Sorry you had to endure this movie but that you for the review. I will be passing.

Susan Leighton said...

I agree with John! I read about this movie a few weeks ago & the critic said the same things you did. Good review of a bad film.

Amanda said...

You're welcome John.You are right to pass on this one.There are no scares and nothing very good here!

Amanda said...

Thanks Susan.As you can tell from the review, this has little to do with Amityville.I made a decision to watch all of the Amityville movies so I will keep going even though the sequels are getting worse!

Tony Briley said...

Unfortunately I saw this one before it was reviewed or I would have passed on it too. Fair score you gave it, it's mediocre at best.

Amanda said...

Yes, it is mediocre and very bland for me. I didn't find any scary moments in this and that is not a good thing for an Amityville movie. The sequels are getting worse but I have decided to watch as many as I can, so I will struggle on! Thanks for commenting!

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