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Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year

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The Amityville Horror | The Shining — 1979 and 1980

American International Pictures/Warner Bros.

The Amityville Horror Box Office: $86,432,000
The Shining Box Office: $44,017,374

You may think these two films have little in common besides their horrifying content, but they’re actually closer in content than you may assume. Both are based on books, based on “true stories,” and about a house/hotel that drives the patriarch of the family nuts. While it’s debatable whether the events that these films are based on actually happened in these paranormal and spooky ways, there’s no denying that both of these films are hugely influential. The Amityville Horror may have made more money but both of these films have spawned other films highly inspired by them and helped usher in an amazing era for horror films!

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