Here’s a fact that some of you might not know, and is actually kind of astonishing. There are 18 Amityville movies. No that wasn’t a typo, there are freakin’ 18 of them.
Now, granted, only about nine were made by major studios, with the rest being produced on the cheap by indie companies. Still, all are based in some way on the mythology that began with Jay Anson’s purportedly non-fiction book The Amityville Horror.
If it weren’t for Dimension Films sitting on it though, there would already be 19 Amityville movies, as latest installment Amityville: The Awakening has been in the can for several years.
The Awakening stars Bella Thorne as a young woman whose family moves into the infamous Amityville house on the cheap, only to – shock of shocks – encounter horrifying supernatural phenomena. Still, a bargain is a bargain, right?
This latest Amityville flick was originally set to haunt theaters in 2015, and has subsequently been delayed no less than four times. The most recent release date was actually supposed to be in June 2017, only to see Dimension remove The Awakening from the schedule at the last minute.
According to Deadline, Amityville: The Awakening will FINALLY get released next month, although it honestly feels like Dimension has given up and is just dumping it out there at this point.
Instead of a normal theatrical release, The Awakening will be made available to watch on Google Play from October 12th to November 8th, absolutely free. Nice.
The Awakening will also receive a limited theatrical release starting October 28th, but let’s be honest here, why go to the theater and see something that might very well suck if you can instead watch it for free from the comfort of your own couch? I sure know I’ll be taking the latter option. Plus, tickets to Jigsaw cost money.