A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong.
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.Written by
The Weinstein Company
This movie was originally rated R but after it was re-edited and sent back to the MPAA, they gave it a PG-13. See more »
In the first few minutes of the film, when showing the flashback of the original Amityville murders in 1974, a shot of the Amityville Long Island Rail Road train station is shown. The train seen is a modern model that was only put in service after the year 2000. Also, what looks to be a very tall cell phone tower is clearly visible. See more »
[in archival news footage]
We have six members that were found last night, in bed, shot and killed.
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US prints remove Harvey Weinstein's executive producer credit, due to victims coming forward about the sexual assault and harassment they experienced at his hands in the many years prior to its release. See more »
When The Sun Came Down
Written by Mathieu Carratier & Greg Taieb (as Gregory J Taieb)
Performed by Artificial Darkness
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Terrible Story and Poorly Written Screenplay
The seventeen year-old Belle Walker (Bella Thorne) moves to Long Island with her mother Joan (Jennifer Jason Leigh), her little sister Juliet (Mckenna Grace), her comatose twin brother James (Cameron Monaghan) and her aunt Candice (Jennifer Morrison). James suffered an accident and depends on the life support equipment to survive. His neurologist Dr. Milton (Kurtwood Smith) knows that the braindead James will not recover but Joan does not accept the truth and has high-hopes that her beloved son will recover. When Belle goes to school, she learns that her address is the notorious Amityville house where a father killed his family forty years ago. Belle discovers blood stains under the wallpaper of her room and soon mysterious things happen in the house. When James recovers after a flat line, Belle believes an evil thing has possessed he brother.
"Amityville: The Awakening" is another Amityville horror film with terrible story and poorly written screenplay. The characters are not well developed and the conclusion is deceptive. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Amityville: O Despertar" ("Amityville: The Awakening")
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