We’ve got more news on the freshly-announced Amityville project in the works at CineTel Films, producers of the I Spit on Your Grave franchise. This one that gets back to the basics of that made the story so terrifying in the first place: The stories of the Lutz and the DeFeo families. We don’t have much information yet, but here’s the synopsis for The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders:
“On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that “voices” in the house commanded him to kill. Thirteen months later, the Lutz family bought the house and stayed only 28 days before fleeing in terror. Their nightmarish ordeal shocked the world in The Amityville Horror. The Lutzes may have escaped from Amityville with their lives … but the DeFeo’s weren’t so lucky. This is their story.”
We’re hearing that a writer/director is now attached to the film, and he’s no stranger to horror: Daniel Farrands wrote the script for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), The Girl Next Door (2007), and Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013); he directed Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) and served as producer on The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), and (coincidentally) this June’s Amityville: The Awakening.
As we wait for more info on The Haunting on Long Island, check out the trailer, synopsis, and poster for Amityville: The Awakening, written and directed by Franck Khalfoun and slated for release on June 30th, below.
Official Synopsis: A single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) moves into a new home with her three children, but the miraculous recovery of her previously comatose teenage son (Cameron Monaghan) leads to a series of sinister events that leave the frightened family fighting for their lives. Bella Thorne and Kurtwood Smith co-star.