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Amityville: The Awakening Delayed…Again

Amityville Horror Home on the market.

Amityville: The Awakening has been scheduled for release multiple times since 2014. Just when we finally think it’s going to hit theaters, Dimension up and pulls it from release. It’s becoming like clockwork. Most recently, the picture was slated to hit theaters January 6, 2017. But BD is now reporting that the feature’s fate is up in the air again. It was previously poised for an April 1, 2016 theatrical bow. As of now, no new date has been given.

The film has undergone title changes, release date shifts, one other indefinite drop from the distributor’s release schedule, and has also been recut to achieve a PG-13 rating.

Here is a brief history of the situation: The film was initially planned for a January 2, 2015 release but was inexplicably pulled from Dimension’s release schedule. Then, Jason Blum explained that his production company was still working out the details of postproduction with Dimension. Then, after being bounced around a bit, the feature secured an April 1, 2016 release date. It was then reported that the picture had officially received an R-rating from the MPAA. But not too long after that, it was resubmitted for a PG-13 certificate. Next, it was bumped to January 6, 2017 and as of now, it appears to have been indefinitely delayed once again.

In the film, “Belle and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena begin to occur, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.”

Amityville: The Awakening is helmed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac 2012). It stars Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Bella Thorne (Scream: The TV Series) and Cameron Monaghan (Vampire Academy).

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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