It has been a while since we had anything to report on the latest Amityville Horror, and the last piece of news we had was that the film had been pushed back to “sometime in 2012”. Well clearly that didn’t happen, but now Dimension Films have finally revealed an official US release date, and with it comes a name change.
Formerly known as The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes, the film now has a much simpler title of simply ‘Amityville’. The film is to be released in US cinemas on January 2nd 2015.
Amityville is produced by Jason Blum, Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are Executive Producers. Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands wrote the script, and will both direct the film.
Amityville showcases the events after the time of the original ‘The Amityville Horror’ book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976. An ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leads a team of journalists, clergymen and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as The Amityville Horror … only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close.