We sure have a lot of hurdles to jump over if we ever want to make it to 112 Ocean Avenue. Despite the release of Amityville: The Awakening being set for April 1, 2016 with several advertisements and TV spots being aired for weeks, The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films have decided to delay the film... again.
Shot in 2014 and originally slated for January 2, 2015, the film was delayed until April 16, 2015 and then bumped to April 1, 2016. Now it has been delayed once again until January 6, 2017. The distributors are claiming the sudden boom of the Sundance hit, Sing Street, is cause for this delay. Along with the new competition, some sources also insist that this is also due to the recent box office success of horror films released in January. Also set to hit in January 2017 include the new reboot of Friday the 13th, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and M. Night Shyamalan's Split.
Amityville: The Awakening stars Bella Thorne, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Cameron Monaghan in the story about a family who moves into a big suburban home only to find out it's infested with and possessed by evil spirits. This is now the sixth film made about the Amityville case and many are taking this delay as a horrible sign. Judging by the trailer, I would have to say that they might be right. It doesn't look super horrible, but I wouldn't say it looks anything more than your generic horror film.