The thing I tell myself before sitting down with a scary movie is that it's not real. Which is why the Amityville story is always spine-tingling to watch.
The original story, which is 100 percent real, was about how Ronald Joseph 'Butch' DeFeo Jr. murdered six members of his family in cold blood at their home in Amityville, Long Island.
The motives for the killings is unclear, but they sparked a massive movie franchise that has produced 19 movies since 1979.
The first film told the story of how a family moved into the Amityville house a year after the murders took place and experienced supernatural events. They find out that the property is built on a burial ground.
Most of the films about Amityville cover the freak, weird things that happen in the house and this latest one is no exception. Check out the new trailer here:
Yeah so it seems like it's a full on freak-fest.
This new installment tells the story of Belle (Bella Thorne), her little sister Juliet, and her twin brother James moving into a new house (oooh, which one could that be?) with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare.
As you can guess, scary shit starts to happen. The one that gets me is the window coming up, because I know full well I would freak the fuck out if that happened to me.
But this film was going to be completely different.
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The original plan for the flick was for it be called Amityville: The Lost Tapes. It would take the style of Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity with shaky camera techniques to make the viewer feel as though they're right in the thick of it.
It was going to tell the story of a young TV news intern trying to find out what happened in the cursed home.
It's been plagued by a bunch of delays since the project was first announced in 2011. It was first set for release in 2012, but after the script rewrite it was planned for 2014. The movie was delayed again because of test screening responses and was supposed to debut early this year. Finally, the date has been set for the end of this month.
It'll be the first theatrical release of the franchise since the 2005 movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
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