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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

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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.

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Franck Khalfoun

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Franck Khalfoun
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Joan
Bella Thorne ... Belle
Mckenna Grace ... Juliet
Cameron Monaghan ... James
Thomas Mann ... Terrence
Taylor Spreitler ... Marissa
Jennifer Morrison ... Candice
Kurtwood Smith ... Dr. Milton
Dan Martino Dan Martino ... Paramedic
Brian Breiter Brian Breiter ... Teacher
Jordyn Utz ... Young Belle
Sabrina Harris Sabrina Harris ... Heather
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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

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Every house has a history. This one has a legend.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong horror violence and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amityville 9 See more »

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Gross USA:

$742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,948,692
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2.39 : 1
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Although their characters are supposed to be fraternal twins, Bella Thorne and Cameron Monaghan are actually 4 years apart. See more »

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This movie was set in 2014, but Belle's username in the movie poster in Instagram-style says she is '99. However, in the movie it's mentioned she's 17 which would mean she was born in '97. See more »

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[first lines]
Investigator: [in archival news footage] We have six members that were found last night, in bed, shot and killed.
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Follows The Amityville Horror (2005) See more »

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When The Sun Came Down
Written by Mathieu Carratier & Greg Taieb (as Gregory J Taieb)
Performed by Artificial Darkness
Courtesy of Mathieu Carratier and Gregory J Taieb
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Amityville in title only.
8 October 2017 | by jeremy-david-kuehnauSee all my reviews

Amityville the Awakening is finally here after many, many push-backs and delays. Was it worth the wait? Well like many films that use the Amityville name, not really.

The cinematography is fine, the actors are okay. One of the biggest issues with the film itself is the audio, there are plenty of scenes where dialog is drowned out by background sound.

The film starts off on a good step, using what looks like old police footage to explain about the Defeo murders, unfortunately from there the movie makes a steady decline into worthlessness.

Instead of making the movie about the house, murders and haunting, they choose to focus on a bratty girl and her vegetable of a brother. The haunting takes a back seat to the family drama, which makes the movie even worse. Poor pacing, poor writing, the movie is less than thrilling.

Let's put it this way, there's a reason why they opted for a limited theatrical release and putting it up for free on Google play in October through December. It's a film even the producers and directors can't stand behind.

The reality is, the original Amityville was popular because it was portrayed as a true story, so the family drama was more humanized. With these other films, it's about the horror and this film completely ignores that.


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