The long-suffering Dimension sequel Amityville: The Awakening showed up online last week thanks to the fine folks at Google. I read that it was getting a limited theatrical release on Oct 27, but given the history of this movie I didn’t want to take any chances. So last night I fired up my iPad and watched it. The history of this movie is well documented so I won’t rehash it here. Suffice it to say that after five long years waiting I was thrilled to finally see it even if it was on my iPad, which makes the fact that it was so mediocre a bit disappointing.
I give up.
Deadline reports that Amityville: The Awakening is no longer coming out June 30 and is off the summer schedule. Maybe this means they are saving it for Halloween when people want to see horror movies, or maybe this means the movie is crap and no one wants to see it but me.
It might come out. Eventually. Someday. Hell, at this point I’d be happy with direct to OnDemand or iTunes. Oh well.
*wakes up and cleans the covfefe from my eyes*
Four score and seven years ago Dimension Films announced a new Amityville film called Amityville: The Awakening. It promised a decent cast, a damn fine house, and a return to the origins of what made us like this story to begin with.
But then the White Witch cursed us to an eternal winter of bad television reboots and another Spiderman movie. Now the fog is clearing it seems and later this month we will finally get to see this movie awaken with all its schmaltzy horror goodness.
Check out the new trailer! It has much awesomeness.
This trailer runs circles around the first one, which looked more like a reboot of The Haunting in Connecticut than an Amityville movie. This one is perfection. Did you notice Jodie the Pig? The Red Room? Its all there. I am so much more excited now.
Amityville:The Awakening drops in the US on 6/29 and abroad on 7/14.
I am so tired of waiting for the release of Amityville: The Awakening. It was supposed to be out tomorrow but the studio reportedly decided that an R rating for a horror movie that features killing and death and scary things is unacceptable in America. (thanks Donald). It has been pulled for edits to make it into a safe and snuggly PG-13 horror film which hardly ever ends well. The new release date is sometime in June and I am trying very hard to care at this point.
Oh who am I kidding…I’m seeing it.
Amityville: The Awakening has been delayed more times than Hillary Clinton has been investigated for her emails. It is due out in the States on 1/6/17 but it looks like it will be opening overseas just before New Years. Check out this new poster.
I’m not sure what the ‘2’ is for exactly. Early on this movie was being touted as the first direct sequel to the 1979 film, so I’m guessing that makes this The Amityville Horror 2: The Awakening for fans abroad. I don’t care what number they slap on it as long as I get to see it.