We’re just a month away from the long-delayed release of Amityville: The Awakening; the film has been postponed 5 times since 2011, but barring another bump, it will finally hit US Theaters on June 30th. The film is written and directed by Franck Khalfoun and stars Bella Thorne, Jennifer Morrison, and Cameron Monaghan. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.
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There’s another Amityville film in the works; The Haunting on Long Island: The Amityville Murders goes back to the roots of this enduring saga by concentrating on the actual events surrounding the DeFeo Family murders and the subsequent supernatural harassment of the Lutz Family. But before you see either of these films, fans of the paranormal can learn the truth behind the fiction with a documentary airing tonight on REELZ: Amityville Horror: The Shocking Truth.
The clip below comes courtesy of Dread Central.
About The Shocking Truth: The Shocking Truth digs deep into notorious real-life murders and crimes and explores how Hollywood turned them into its most memorable thrillers. The behind-the-scenes stories of how these gruesome events became unforgettable movies is as fascinating as the true crimes themselves. Through cinematic re-enactments and exclusive interviews with the writers, directors and cast members, as well as the detectives, attorneys, and criminologists who investigated the actual crimes, we lay out a compelling story line — how despicable wrong doings became art, creating moments etched in our pop culture.
Past episodes investigate the shocking truth behind The Exorcist and Goodfellas.
Amityville Horror: The Shocking Truth airs tonight exclusively on REELZ at 9 PM.