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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 12 October 2017 (USA)
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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

Writer:

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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$742, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,701,908
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Bella Thorne and Cameron Monaghan have both worked with Adam Sandler. Thorne played his daughter in Blended (2014) and Monaghan in Click (2006). See more »

Goofs

In the first few minutes of the film when showing black and white flashback of the original Amityville murders, they show the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) station and train, but the train is a modern model, that was only put in service post year 2000. 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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Alternate Versions

US prints remove Harvey Weinstein's executive producer credit, due to the scandal surrounding him prior to its release. See more »


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When The Sun Came Down
Written by Mathieu Carratier & Greg Taieb (as Gregory J Taieb)
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Courtesy of Mathieu Carratier and Gregory J Taieb
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Mediocre.
17 October 2017 | by philneilSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie - I went into with an open mind not really knowing what to expect from it as I had not read any of the reviews.

For me it lacked atmosphere, reminiscent of a made-for-TV or direct to DVD movie.

The idea of a family moving into the actual Defeo house 40 years on was an intriguing premise, but what I could not get past was the fact that the eldest daughter had no idea about the house and it's history until her new-found friends informed her, along with it's grisly back- story. Had she been living under a rock? At first I thought - OK, the movies don't exist in this universe but then they actually mention the movies, sequels and remake and even venture to watch the 1979 original.

Still, it was watchable and although there were the usual clichéd horror tropes it did hold my interest until the end.


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