'Amityville: The Awakening' Loses Summer Release Date at the 11th Hour
The Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films were finally supposed to release the latest installment in the classic horror franchise later this month. Amityville: The Awakening is losing its prime summer release date at the 11th hour.
The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films announced Wednesday that the horror movie will no longer hit theaters on June 30.
Dimension partnered with Blumhouse Productions on The Awakening, which stars Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan, Thomas Mann and Kurtwood Smith.
The story follows a young girl who moves into a new home with her single mother and comatose young brother, who makes a miraculous recovery as other strange phenomena occur.
The umpteenth installment in the classic horror franchise, Amityville: The Awakening has been pushed back numerous times. The pic, directed by Franck Khalfoun, was first supposed to be released in January 2015. It was subsequently moved to April of this year before relocating to Jan. 6, and then to June.
‘Amityville: The Awakening’ To Stream On Google Play For Free; Gets Limited Theatrical Release
After being moved around the release calendar four times, Weinstein Co./Dimension/Blumhouse’s Amityville: The Awakening will now be available for free exclusively on Google Play from Oct. 12 to Nov. 8.
In addition, Amityville will receive a limited theatrical release on Oct. 28. It truly is a crowded time for wide release horror pics with It clicking past The Exorcist ($232.9M), Entertainment Studios’ Friend Request opening tomorrow, Screen Gems’ Flatliners out next weekend, Universal/Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day opening on Oct. 13 and then Lionsgate’s Saw reboot Jigsaw on Oct. 27. The general rule of thumb is to space genre out on the calendar by four weeks, but that axiom is being thrown out the window.
The movie stars Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Morrison, and Cameron Monaghan and was written and directed by Franck Khalfoun. In the movie, Belle (Thorne) and her family encounter a strange phenomena when they move into their new house. Belle begins to suspect her mother (Leigh) isn’t telling her everything. It’s then that she soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house where between illusion and reality lies evil.