Howdy folks! It’s been a while. Not much has been happening in the world of Amityville lately…until now.
Remember that misunderstood classic The Amityville Asylum? Well the Brits are at it again with The Amityville Playhouse. I’ll let them explain.
Following the tragic death of her parents Fawn Harriman discovers she has inherited a theatre in the town of Amityville. She, along with 3 friends, decides to spend the weekend there looking the place over. Meanwhile one of her High School teachers begins an investigation into the village’s past and makes a connection with something that goes back beyond recorded history.
And here I thought Amityville Dollhouse was a ridiculous premise. We don’t have a release date for this future Best Picture nominee, nor do we have a release date for Amityville: The Awakening, but rest assured I’ll be keeping an eye out for info so you don’t have to. Meanwhile…here’s some more ideas for future Amityville sequels:
Amityville: Next Right (Exit to TERROR)
Amityville DMV: License to Kill
Amityville Toll Booth (Pay with your LIFE)
At some point in a film series it becomes less about the sequels being good and more about what they bring to the table. After the fifth or sixth installment you are just checking off the boxes until the credits roll. When the series dips into the double digits it becomes less and less likely that anything interesting is on the way. That has certainly been the case with The Amityville Horror series. After the house exploded in flames at the end of the 3rd film the series skewed off into several different directions mostly involving demon-possessed garage sale items. The 2005 remake sort of tried to bring it all about home again but mostly just managed to piss fans off. Then in 2011 we got a film (The Amityville Haunting) that was supposed to take place in the original house, conveniently ignoring the events of Amityville 3-D. The Amityville Haunting wasn’t very good, but it was clear that the writers had at least done some of their homework and were done with demonic lamps and dollhouses.
The lunatics are definitely running the aslyum because another movie based on my beloved Amityville franchise has wrapped filming and is almost ready for the rabid, drooling direct-to-dvd fan base who can’t get enough of bleeding walls and copious amounts of flies. This one is called The Amityville Asylum and based on the poster that was just released it is about the world’s creepiest doll collector.
Here is what the kind folks from the press department have to say about the plot of this gem and how it ties in into the Amityville mythology.