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Trailer Alert! Amityville: The Awakening!

There have been countless Amityville themed & inspired movies, sequels, reboots, knock-offs, so on and so forth. And with the sudden resurgence of spooky-filled haunted house thrillers kicked off by the Paranormal Activity franchise and continued with the success of Insidious and The Conjuring, it was only a matter of time before a major studio returned to the one that started them all! Amityville Horror!

Amityville: The Awakening, this Weinstein Company “official” sequel/reboot has been in the works for quite a long time. So much so that the Asylum beat them to the punch with their found-footage style Amity-rip-off The Amityville Haunting back in 2012 when this was originially slated to come out. But alas, they waited for the right script and director, dropped the tired found-footage again (thankfully) and are ready to unleash the evil of this infamous house in January of 2015! And here’s the first trailer!

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Check Out the First Trailer for Amityville: The Awakening!

35 years after the horror classic The Amityville Horror and ten years since the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, Dimension Films are giving one of the original "based on a true story" horror movies another go with next year's Amityville: The Awakening, directed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2) and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan and Bella Thorne.

This will be the 12th film in the series--many of them, including the last two, The Amityville Haunting and The Amityville Asylum, having gone direct-to-dvd--but Dimension Films has released the first trailer for the film via Yahoo! Movies which you can check out below.

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Gone Dark Hits VOD; New Artwork

Gone Dark has begun its Video On Demand run this month and can be found on cable and internet providers such as Cox, At&T, Verizon, Charter, SuddenLink, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox and more! The official DVD will release January 7th, 2014.

Starring Pascal Cooper, Bill Oberst, Jr. (Take This Lollipop), Rance Howard (Psycho, A Beautiful Mind), Leif Gantvoort (The Amazing Spider-Man), Mary Elizabeth Pohl (Fright Night), Catherine Cooper, Ramon Camacho (Gran Torino), Madeleine Wade (The Wolf of Wall Street), Josh Luteran, Rebecca Reynolds, Cynthia Harmon ("Entourage"), Reggie Jernigan (Street Racer), Marcus Stewart, Luke Barnett (The Amityville Haunting), Brandon Slagle (The Black Dahlia Haunting), and Devanny Pinn (Hold Your Breath), Gone Dark is directed by Pascal Cooper.

Synopsis

Five years ago Jack's partners helped him fake his death. When his little sister, Kim, becomes an agent, she finds evidence that shows his partners killed him and blames them for his death.
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New Indie Flick Gone Dark Is on the Hunt for Revenge

A new film called Gone Dark has come to our attention because it's calling itself "a bloody and brutal romp that challenges the envelope by pushing it in every way it possibly can." Yep, we are officially listening. Read on for details.

Starring Pascal Cooper, Bill Oberst, Jr. (Take This Lollipop), Rance Howard (Psycho, A Beautiful Mind), Leif Gantvoort (The Amazing Spider-Man), Mary Elizabeth Pohl (Fright Night), Catherine Cooper, Ramon Camacho (Gran Torino), Madeleine Wade (The Wolf of Wall Street), Josh Luteran, Rebecca Reynolds, Cynthia Harmon ("Entourage"), Reggie Jernigan (Street Racer), Marcus Stewart, Luke Barnett (The Amityville Haunting), Brandon Slagle (The Black Dahlia Haunting), and Devanny Pinn (Hold Your Breath), Gone Dark is directed by Pascal Cooper.

Check out the first artwork below and look for more soon!

Synopsis

Five years ago Jack faked his death. Now his little sister is hunting down his ex-partners who she thinks killed him.
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Review: The Frankenstein Theory

When it comes to found footage films, I’ve pretty much run the course. I’ve seen all the triple-a Hollywood titles (Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity) and nearly every straight to DVD wannabe released in the last decade: Bigfoot: The Lost Cost Tapes, Area 407, Grave Encounters 1 and 2, The Amityville Haunting and a dozen more. To put things bluntly, most of them are terrible. It’s the cheapest way to make a horror movie so it makes sense that filmmakers would flock to it and the outcome is handfuls of mediocre, jump scare ridden, terribly written, poorly acted horror movies.

I am happy to say that The Frankenstein Theory does an excellent job at avoiding those downfalls. Now while many of the advertisements you see come tagged with “from the makers of The Last Exorcism,” this is a bit of a stretch. This is Andrew Weiner’s first foray into
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New ‘Amityville Horror’ Film to Use Found Footage

The Amityville Horror franchise has been terrifying audiences everywhere since the original movie came out in 1979. Since then, nine other movies have been made about the evil lurking in the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, the most recent being The Amityville Haunting in 2011.

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a new movie is being added to the franchise, and it appears to have a unique twist. New producer and executive chairman of the Evergreen Media Group, Tony DeRosa-Grund, has acquired footage of a seance held in the house in Amityville in 1976 and will be using the video, and the experience of the two reporters who investigated the instances, as the basis for ...

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The Amityville Haunting and Flogging a Dead Idea: A Movie Review

Director: Geoff Meed.

Cast: Devin Clark, Jon Kondelik , Jason Williams, Nadine Crocker, Gracie Largent, and Amy Van Horne.

The entire Amityville House fiasco has been nothing but one huge trial and tribulation. And just when movie producers think they cannot leave a dead horse alone, a new movie has been made about the “most recent” events that have happened on 108 Ocean Avenue.

But to no one’s knowledge and very little national press, the house has changed its look—the building’s iconic face has been redesigned. Also, it has has had several occupants since its days of being haunted. None of them have reported about the house being spooked, and hardly any interest has developed since that last toilet mysteriously flushed (one of the many supposedly paranormal events that allegedly happened). But with this movie, maybe all this product is doing is to keep the most famous case that
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Trailer For Found Footage Film 'The Amityville Haunting'

It looks like Asylum beat Dimension Films to the punch and will be releasing the first found footage film on the well known Amityville story. The Amityville Haunting by Asylum is a found footage film and is directed by Geoff Meed, the film, according to Asylum, concerns "actual found footage that documents the horrifying experience of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house. Dimension's film The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes is also a found footage film and is still in production and currently does not have a release date. The Amityville Haunting will be released straight to DVD on December 27, 2011.
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The Amityville Haunting Trailer Escapes from The Asylum

The Asylum has come a long way over the years. Its movies have gone from mind-numbingly horrible to watchable to fun. Which camp will The Amityville Haunting most likely fall into? It's kind of hard to predict. Watch the trailer and judge for yourself.

Directed by Geoff Meed and starring Jon Kondelik and Luke Barnett, look for Amityville Haunting on DVD December 13th. In the interim let's all say a little prayer for Foy's sanity, shall we?

The plot is pretty straightforward and simple, but does it really need to be anything other than that?

"Actual found footage that documents the horrifying experiences of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house."

Thanks to DC reader Emma Dunstard for the heads-up.

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Asylum Makes a "Found Footage" Amityville Film Before Dimension Films Can

When the "found footage" angle resurfaced in the horror scene, it was only a matter of time before someone applied it to the Amityville Horror. Then, Dimension Films announced The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes , a "found footage" thriller that was supposed to open in January 2012 before it was pushed. The project - produced by Jason Blum of Paranormal Activity - is still in the development stage. Seizing the opportunity to get to a "found footage" Amityville project first, Asylum went into production on The Amityville Haunting . Directed by Geoff Meed, the film, according to Asylum, concerns "actual found footage that documents the horrifying experience of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house." The trailer can be...
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The Asylum Discovers Footage from The Amityville Haunting

Isn’t the Amityville story kind of played out at this point? Who in their right mind believes that centering another motion picture around the infamous location is a good idea? Apparently the boys and girls over at The Asylum don’t think it sounds too shabby, as the company is preparing to unleash “The Amityville Haunting” this December. Geoff Meed’s “found footage” yarn, which stars Jon Kondelik and Luke Barnett, explores what happens when a young family moves into the titular abode. Good thing they had a camera around to document everything. I’m always thankful for that. “The Amityville Haunting” creeps us out on December 13th, 2011 Source: Dread Central
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Generic Artwork for The Asylum's Amityville Haunting

The Asylum is back with an entry into the Amityville series, Amityville Haunting, and a warning that the footage contained within the film is Real. Too bad the house on this latest piece of artwork isn't. Ironic, no? Maybe it's real footage from another house? Oh, we give up.

Directed by Geoff Meed and starring Jon Kondelik and Luke Barnett, look for Amityville Haunting on DVD December 13th. In the interim let's all say a little prayer for Foy's sanity, shall we?

Here's the plot. Such as it is.

"Actual found footage that documents the horrifying experiences of a family that moved into the infamous haunted house."

Sigh.

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Luke Barnett To Experience the Amityville Haunting

Hey, look! Amityville news! We haven't had much of that lately! This latest bit is for the Geoff Meed directed cinéma vérité style flick, Amityville Haunting. The first casting news is in. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

Luke Barnett (pictured right) has joined the cast of "Amityville Haunting", the latest of the three Amityville-based films currently in development.

Producers are keeping the story under wraps, but we have gotten word that this will be a "found footage" film based on the Benson murders from the early 80's. Production is currently under way in Los Angeles.

Editor's Note

Director Geoff Meed wrote in to let us know that although the characters' names are similar to the Benson murders (which was optioned by the original Amityville filmmakers back in 1986), there is No relation to the actual people or events in his upcoming film. Confusing? Yeah, just a little.

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