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.
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.
Amityville: The Awakening, once scheduled for release in 2015 and then moved to April 1, 2016 has now been pushed to January 2017. The story they are hoping we will believe is that the studio heads just saw the film and decided that “people like to be scared in January, not April“.
I call bullshit.
People like to be scared anytime…but especially at Halloween. Wouldn’t October make more sense? Just put this thing out on DVD and call it a day.