After sitting on a shelf for over half a decade, Amityville: The Awakening premieres today exclusively on Google Play. While the film’s long overdue release is noteworthy, it’s also the first film produced by Harvey Weinstein to come out since career-shattering accusations of sexual misconduct emerged earlier this week. As if sensing the public disgust towards everything the fallen mogul has touch, his name is conspicuously absent from the movie’s opening credits.
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While the attempt was to hide the disgraced Weinstein’s involvement, it raises an important question: How should fans be reacting to the damning revelations against him? Should we be boycotting all of his future films (of which there will still be a handful)? And what about his extensive catalog, one that spans 4 decades and covers the full spectrum of cinematic genres?
There’s no easy answer.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Amityville: The Awakening 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.
Amityville: The Awakening arrived for a limited time on Google Play today; this will be followed by a limited theatrical release beginning on October 28th.