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Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)

R | | Horror | Video 16 July 1992
Jacob Sterling brings home a mysterious clock from the infamous Amityville house, not knowing that it's haunted by demonic spirits.


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Complete credited cast:
Stephen Macht ... Jacob
Shawn Weatherly ... Andrea
Megan Ward ... Lisa
Damon Martin ... Rusty
Jonathan Penner ... Leonard
Nita Talbot ... Mrs. Wheeler
Dean Cochran ... Andy
Terrie Snell ... Mrs. Tetmann
Kevin Bourland Kevin Bourland ... Officer #1
Margarita Franco ... Officer #2
William Jackson ... Officer #3 (as William B. Jackson)
Willie C. Carpenter ... Doctor
Dick Miller ... Mr. Andersen
Alan Berman ... Van Driver
Dylan Milo Dylan Milo ... Baby Rusty


When the young architect, Jake Sterling, returns home to California from a business meeting in New York, he brings back a surprise: an antique mantle clock he found on the ruins of a demolished house in Amityville. However, as the vintage item finds its place on the fireplace mantle, bizarre supernatural incidents begin to occur, and unfathomable dark powers start to take control not only of the Sterlings' house but also the family's lives. Now, an ancient evil has returned, and it seeks revenge. Can Jake stop the dark force of the mystical timepiece? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville: It's About Time See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The crew shot the scene with an overflowing bathtub for real, in an actual house's second-story bathroom. This proved to be ill-advised when, just after the shot was filmed, the soaked floor caved in and the tub fell all the way through down to the first floor. See more »


When the living room doors slam on Lisa, if you look closely, there are wires attached to the knobs. See more »


[first lines]
Jacob Sterling: Hi. I'm home.
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Followed by Amityville Dollhouse (1996) See more »


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Better Than Some of the Sequels
14 April 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)

** (out of 4)

Jacob Sterling (Stephen Macht) returns from a business trip in NY and has an antique clock with him. It turns out that this clock has a bad history including being present in the infamous Amityville house. Soon all sorts of bad things are going on so Jacob's son (Damon Martin) and girlfriend (Shawn Weatherly) must try and destroy the clock. This here was the sixth film in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR series and it was one (of many) that went direct-to-VHS back in the day. I think what really hurts this film's reputation is the "Amityville" title because I'm sure there are fans of the original three movies (why I don't know) who come to this cheap horror film and are disappointed that it's really not connected. Like HALLOWEEN III, if this film was released on its own and not part of a series then perhaps it would be enjoyed more. With that said, no one should mistake this for a good movie because it's not. However, it's still better than your typical low-budget film. The story itself isn't the greatest in the world but I think there are enough interesting ideas to where you can stay entertained. The film also benefits from some pretty good special effects and you're going to be shocked at how good they are compared to most movies like this. We get a rather vicious dog attack that looks quite real and the leftover impact of the attack is on full display throughout the rest of the movie as the wounds continue to ooze blood and other stuff. There are also a few other creative death scenes but one is without question really bad and I'm not going to spoil it but it's something that happens after an almost death by car. You won't miss the scene. The performances are also better than normal with Weatherly really coming across good as the girlfriend. AMITYVILLE 1992: IT'S ABOUT TIME shouldn't be looked at as a masterpiece or any sort of good cinema but it's certainly much better than most films in the series.

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