Last week, we announced that Amityville: The Awakening had been postponed for the 5th time in 5 years. To recap:
Is there something seriously wrong with Amityville: The Awakening? Horror Freaks may remember how on the eve of the film’s slated April release (they had already released TV spots), it was postponed until January 6th 2017. The crazy thing is, that wasn’t the first postponement, or even the second. The initial release date for Amityville: The Awakening was January 27th, 2012. That’s not a typo; the film was first scheduled for theatrical release nearly 5 years ago.
The first postponement was until January 3rd, 2014 and the second postponement was until January 2nd, 2015, making the January 2017 postponement the fourth. But… (wait for it) Amityville: The Awakening has been pulled from The Weinstein/Dimension release schedule all together, without a new release date.
At least we know now that the film isn’t being banished into purgatory—not yet at least. Deadline is reporting that Amityville: The Awakening has been given a summer release date, pitting against potentially stiff competition in Blockbuster Season. Per Deadline:
Less than three weeks before its scheduled launch, Dimension Films’ supernatural horror pic Amityville: The Awakening has been moved from winter to a plum midsummer release date. The 17th installment of the long-running franchise now will go wide on June 30 instead of January 6.
Let’s hope this release date sticks this time! Talk about a curse!
Official Synopsis: An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.
Amityville: The Awakening is written and directed by Franck Khalfoun; it stars Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Bella Thorne.