Aside from the mediocre remake of the first movie, I haven’t actually seen any of the Amityville series except for the first three. It’s been some time, but I recall enjoying the second film best. I actually didn’t know that up to now there has been a total of 13 films featuring the haunted house, which are:

The Amityville Horror
Amityville II: The Possession
Amityville 3-D
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
The Amityville Curse
Amityville: It’s About Time
Amityville: A New Generation
Amityville Dollhouse
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Haunting
The Amityville Asylum
Amityville Death House
The Amityville Playhouse

Phew! Guess I need to do some catching up. In fact, film number 14, Amityville: The Awakening has just been made. The synopsis is:

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.

A short while it was reported that the film was cut, probably at the behest of Dimension Films, to get a ‘PG-13’ rating. Now, word is that the studio has officially cancalled the film, which was intended to be released in the US on April 1. We don’t know why yet, but things must have been pretty serious for a completed film to be totally pulled from release. It stars Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann, Taylor Spreitler, Mckenna Grace, and Kurtwood Smith, and was written and directed by Franck Khalfoun.

More news on this rather perplexing story when we get it…..

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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