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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

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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:

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes See more »

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Gross USA:

$742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,948,692
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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With a release date of 2017, this was the first theatrically released Amityville film since The Amityville Horror (2005) remake 12 years prior. 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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Investigator: [in archival news footage] We have six members that were found last night, in bed, shot and killed.
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Follows Amityville II: The Possession (1982) 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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Remarkably Poor
23 October 2017 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

A mother and her two kids move into the Amityville house. There's the teen daughter, Belle, the younger daughter Juliet, the dog. The mom's got a sister too. No men allowed pretty much. Oh, well, there's James, but he's in a coma and kept home. It's Belle's senior year of course and while everyone knows she lives at the Amityville house, she doesn't now anything about it. Until a classmate tries to befriend her and tells her all about the place but because he's male he's the butt of jokes and treated like crap by Belle and some other girl he introduces her to.

Back at the house, the dog barks at stuff, there are shadows, there are pesky flies and Belle starts having vivid nightmares about James. We learn that James is in a coma because of a fight he got into defending Belle, so she is bizarrely held responsible by the mother. There's some type of magic circle still around some area of the front lawn somehow.

Even though the doctor and most of the family think that James is in a coma for good, the mom, who gave up religion because of this situation, is convinced James will recover. And sure enough he does, at a rather amazing pace. The kids suspect James might be possessed and they are right. So somehow Belle will have to save the family before as the fully recovered James goes homicidal.

Even for a PG-13 horror movie, Amityville: The Awakening, is remarkably dull, lame, uninteresting. It's hard to connect with the arrogant Belle. Much of the characters' behavior is nonsensical. Worst of all, there is zero sense of dread, nothing is really at stake here. It's 10 minutes before the movie ends that finally things become deadly. By then of course it's way too late to get some excitement going. Not to mention that this movie doesn't even look good. It's the kind of movie where it's pitch black most of the time and none of the characters think about turning a friggin' light on. Darkness alone doesn't make a horror movie, let alone a good one. The only frightening thing about this movie is how bad it is.


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