Pack your bags, folks, Amityville village is calling once more. In what will be the 13th installment in the genre-defining franchise, Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions are primed to situate the infamous supernatural tale in the modern age with Amityville: The Awakening.
Written and directed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac, P2), the feature hues close to tradition by setting up the story of an average family moving into a new home – but this isn’t just any home. Having played host to a series of violent murders in the mid-70s, Bella Thorne’s teenage girl soon begins to realize that there’s something amiss under her family’s new roof, and it all appears to center around her bed-ridden brother (Cameron Monaghan).
Cue supernatural activity and nightmarish apparitions, with the official logline describing The Awakening as so: “Belle and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.”
Rounding out the cast are The Hateful Eight alum Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison, and Kurtwood Smith. Keeping up appearances that the paranormal experiences were based on real events, a new poster arrived in tandem with the horrific snippet, framing the infamous house in the style of an Instagram post.
The Weinstein Company will distribute Amityville: The Awakening domestically, and Khalfoun’s feature is now on course to loom into theaters on April 1.
Source: Marie Curie