While the buzz is barely detectable, we’re less than 2 months away from the release of Amityville: The Awakening, the 17th film to draw from the supernatural mythology of 112 Ocean Avenue in Long Island. The project was first announced in 2011 and described as a found footage project that would reveal events before the Lutz family moved in. Amityville: The Lost Tapes went through some concept changes (it won’t be found footage)and became Amityville: The Awakening; though completed years ago, it’s been postponed numerous times.
Provided the film doesn’t get another postponement, we’ll be seeing Amityville: The Awakening in US Theaters on June 30th. Check out the trailer and synopsis below:
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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.
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Before checking out the film this summer, carve out 20 minute and bone up on the actual facts surrounding the infamous Amityville house in a doc produced by our friends at The Paranormal Scholar. The YouTube videographers do an excellent job of separating the truth from the bullshit while keeping an open mind. And hey, who doesn’t like learning about horror history from a sexy-sounding female British narrator? Anyone?
They recap some key interviews with Danny Lutz, stepson of George, gave in the 2012 documentary My Amityville Horror. It’s interesting because he clearly hates the family patriarch, calling him manipulative and abusive, but maintains actual paranormal events took place at the house. In fact, many terrifying manifestations never made it into the 1979 blockbuster movie (directed by Stuart Rosenberg) or the book that film was based on (written by Jay Anson).
For example, Danny recalls seeing a cartoon-esque, demonic pig staring out at him from those chilling “eye” windows in the attic. It might not sound scary in summation, but the fact that Danny genuinely believes what he is saying is reason enough to take pause. Have a look at let us know what you think in the Comments section.
Are you a fan of the Amityville Horror franchise or the supposedly true events that took place in the house? Are you excited to check out Amityville: The Awakening this summer? Let’s talk in the Comments section!